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Civil Law Attorney Waynesville NC

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Civil law is the system of law concerning private relationships between community members rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil law deals with behavior that involves an injury to a person or other private party, such as a corporation. The most significant quality of civil litigation is the intent of the case. Civil lawsuits search for compensation for the plaintiff who is harmed by another person or corporation’s negligence or injustice, usually through monetary damages. Examples could include:

  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Breach of contract
  • Negligence that results in injury or death (personal injury)
  • Property damage

Who Can File a Civil Lawsuit?

An organization, a person, or a government agency may file suit against any of the three entities mentioned before. Lawyers may represent the plaintiffs who file suits and the defendants who have suits filed against them.

In civil suits cases are initiated or filed by the plaintiff (the private party). Most civil suit outcomes are determined outside of the courtroom. Arbitration and mediation are often used before a lawyer takes a case to court. It is often in the best interest of all involved to negotiate a settlement without having the court involved.

Sometimes, however, it is necessary for civil cases to be determined by a judge (significant cases could involve a jury) if arbitration and mediation are not successful. Judgments usually involve monetary awards to the plaintiff and it can never result in imprisonment of a person.

You should come meet us. Call us and schedule an appointment to come to our office for an in-depth and confidential case evaluation. In an in-person meeting, we are best able to come to understand your situation and help you evaluate your options. Clients who come to meet with us, tend to be very happy they did. You will not be disappointed. Our beautiful office is conveniently located just half a mile from the Haywood County Justice Center.

Call 828-452-2220 to schedule an appointment today.

You should meet with us. Schedule an appointment for an in-depth and confidential case evaluation. In a meeting, we are best able to come to understand your situation and help you evaluate your options. Clients who meet with us, tend to be very happy they did. You will not be disappointed.

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828-452-2220