Civil Litigation

A civil lawsuit can be complex, but having an experienced civil litigation attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina by your side ensures that your rights and best interests are protected.

Often, civil cases can be resolved either through monetary settlement or arbitration to avoid the expense and risk of trial. But when either or both parties fail to arrive at an agreeable resolution, a trial may be a necessity. Whether you are suing someone else or being sued, it is important to know the legal processes and requirements involved in civil litigation so you can navigate the process effectively.

Types of Civil Cases in North Carolina

Tort Claims: These are claims filed when a person commits a wrongful act or breach of contract that results in another person’s injury or damage to property, reputation, or the like. Tort claims include personal injury, negligence, medical malpractice, fraud, and battery, among others.

Breach of Contract: Such claims arise if a person fails to abide by the terms of a contract without a legitimate legal excuse. Examples of these claims are not completing a job or not paying in full on time.

Landlord/tenant Issues: When disputes arise between landlords and tenants, such as when a landlord is forcefully evicting a tenant or the landlord is suing the tenant for not paying rent, a civil court may step in to find a resolution.

Obtaining Legal Counsel and Representation

More often than not, collaborating with a legal team and the other party involved is the best route for settling a civil lawsuit. Resolutions come with potential risks and rewards, but choosing the best course of action to take would require a sound litigation strategy.

Keep in mind that there are unique procedures and governing statutes involved in every type of civil case. But the course of your lawsuit still greatly depends on the facts of your case.

If you need more information or legal guidance about all aspects of civil lawsuits, contact Smith Horton Law to set up a consultation in one of our two offices either in Indian Trail (Union County) or Charlotte (Mecklenburg County).



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