When individuals or businesses disagree on a matter, they may end up taking their case to court. In civil litigation, two or more parties with a dispute over money, property, contracts, or performance seek to have the court rule on the matter. Civil litigation disputes can involve matters worth a few hundred dollars, or multiple parties with millions of dollars on the line. Civil litigation claims can involve any type of dispute, including:
- Contract disputes
- Construction litigation
- Business disputes
- Real estate
- Property claims
- Contractor disputes
- Partnership and corporate disputes
- Employment claims
- Small business litigation
- Personal injury claims
- Environmental claims
- Product defects
- Professional liability
- Defamation, slander, and libel
A civil litigation claim begins with filing a complaint in civil court. The other parties involved get a chance to answer any allegations and respond with their own claims. In most cases, the parties could be seeking money damages, performance, or excused performance. Depending on the complexity of the case, a civil lawsuit could take months or years to be resolved.
While civil cases can go to a judge or jury to determine the outcome, the vast majority of civil claims are settled between the parties before they ever get to trial. This is why it is important to have an experienced litigator representing you and your best interests throughout the litigation process.
Contact the Olson Law Firm today for a review of your civil litigation claim. It is our dedication and commitment that makes us one of Colorado and Wyoming's preeminent civil litigation law firms.