How can civil litigation help me?
Civil litigation is a tool you can use to settle non-criminal disputes. It can help you recover financial damages from the other party, force them to stop taking a certain action, enforce or dissolve a contract, along with many other use-cases. Common areas where civil litigation is used to settle disputes include:
- Personal injury cases
- Intellectual property disputes
- Medical malpractice cases
- Employment or labor disputes
- Education law disputes
- Lawsuits surrounding divorce
- Breach of contract claims
- Landlord/tenant issues
If you have been impacted in any of these areas, or other areas where you have a dispute with another party that is non-criminal, it would be advisable to seek the counsel of an experienced civil litigation lawyer. The Law Offices of Sears and Sears P.C. has won many civil litigation cases for it’s clients in a wide variety of areas. If you need a civil litigation lawyer who you can trust to advocate for your best interests, then request a free consultation from our firm and we will evaluate your case.
Will the other party get jail time if I win my civil case against them?
No, civil cases are only used to settle non-criminal matters. However, you can pursue criminal litigation against an individual if they have committed a crime against you. A criminal litigation case, if you decided to pursue one, would be an entirely separate entity from the civil proceedings. The outcome of the civil case and the criminal case will not affect each other. The Law Offices of Sears and Sears P.C. can help you no matter which route you choose; we are experienced in both civil and criminal litigation and we will be able to represent you in court or settlement negotiations in either scenario.
What amount of damages can I recoup in my civil litigation case?
This is strictly specific to the circumstances of your individual case. One case may result in the victim receiving millions of dollars in damages, while another case may not award any damages at all. Most civil cases are settled out of court, so the amount of damages you can seek can also be influenced by the assets of the other party. If you are seeking damages from the other party as an individual, you may not be able to secure as high of an amount as opposed to if you were seeking damages from the other party’s insurance company which has more assets. Even if the court awards a large amount of compensation to be repaid to you by the other party, if they do not have this amount of wealth, it can make receiving those damages difficult. This can lead to you being repaid in other ways, such as taking possession of the other party’s house, vehicle, or any other large assets to their name if the individual does not have the means of paying you through liquid assets. This does not happen in all cases, and is dependent on your state’s laws, but it is one way of being compensated when the other party can not afford it.
What if am the one being sued in civil court, can you help me?
Yes, at The Law Offices of Sears and Sears P.C, our attorneys have decades of experience defending individuals from civil lawsuits. We will ensure that your rights are not infringed upon, and can advocate for lesser penalties in court or lesser settlement amounts in negotiations. We will mediate on your behalf, so you can focus on your day-to-day life while we prepare a strong defense for you from the other party’s accusations. We can help you gather evidence and witness testimony that can help prove your innocence, and we can ensure that the other party follows all local laws while attempting to bring their case against you. If you have been sued in civil court, do not wait until it is too late, request a free consultation from our firm and let our experienced attorneys protect your interests and assets.