Whenever civil disputes between parties escalate to heightened levels of agitation and disagreement, civil litigation may be the only means of settling the issues. Civil litigation is a legal process that occurs after one party files a lawsuit against another party. It involves numerous policies, laws and protocols that are quite complex that only an experienced attorney can successfully navigate. In civil litigation, entities – including individuals, businesses and government bodies – seek monetary compensation or other types of restitution for wrongdoing or negligence instead of criminal punishment. With this in mind, there are four main civil litigation steps.
While we’ve provided the following civil litigation steps, keep in mind that they provide only a general outline of how civil litigation progresses. Note that extenuating circumstances can arise that can impede the process.
Keep in mind that these civil litigation steps serve as a general outline of how litigation progresses. If you currently need counsel or representation for a lawsuit, consider reaching out to our civil litigation attorneys here.
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