What Types Of Cases Does Your Firm Handle For Litigation Or Appeals?
Our firm handles all kinds of civil litigation, including personal injury, auto collisions, business or commercial disputes, breach of contract, fraud, civil rights, consumer protection, employment discrimination and wrongful termination, cruise line injuries, construction liens and contract enforcement, and divorce and other family law matters.
What Is The Procedure For Litigation?
The Plaintiff files a Complaint, and it must be personally served on the Defendant(s) along with a Summons. The Defendant files a response to the allegations. Then, each side may conduct discovery. This consists of written questions, requests for production of documents, requests for inspection, and other means to learn the facts that each side believes supports their claim or defenses. Discovery may also include depositions, where the parties and witnesses are questioned under oath. The case will be set for trial, and every case must go through mediation before going to trial. The case could settle at any time during the course of the proceedings.
Do Most Cases Settle Without A Trial?
Yes, probably about 90% of the cases settle without going to trial. The reason is the parties learn enough about both sides of the case through discovery or mediation. This allows them to make an informed decision of the range of likely outcomes if the case were to go to trial. Based on that assessment, the parties and their attorneys are most often able to arrive at a settlement before trial.
What Is The Client’s Role In Litigation?
The client’s role is very important in helping the attorney understand the facts of the case and in cooperating during the prosecution of the case. If the attorney is fully informed of the facts by the client, the attorney can offer the best advice about how to proceed with the case and how to make an informed decision about any possible settlement.
What Alternatives Are There To Litigation?
Alternatives to litigation are mediation and informal settlement conferences or discussions before suit is filed. Some people also consider arbitration to be an alternative, but really it is just an abbreviated form of litigation.
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