Navigating a Civil Defense Case
A civil case begins when a person or entity believes they have been harmed by another, but the harm does not rise to the level of criminality. In general, civil cases deal with contracts or torts. A civil case usually seeks compensation rather than punishment, and oftentimes the case can be settled through arbitration or mediation before ever going to a court room. In this comprehensive guide to civil law, learn what constitutes a civil case, when to hire a lawyer, and how to navigate the civil trial process.
Civil action claims usually occur after someone has been injured in some matter, but which does not constitute criminal behavior. In some cases, a criminal case and a civil case may be brought. In this guide, discover when a civil case may be necessary.Read more
A civil case is a claim that typically deals with contracts, business matters, or negligent acts that end in harm. These trials can be a long, complicated, drawn out process and may be overwhelming for some. Learn more about how to handle a civil case.Read more
Oftentimes, witnesses will be called to the stand to testify in a civil case. There are rules and guidelines which determine who can be a witness, when a witness can refuse to testify, and what happens if someone commits perjury.Read more
Before heading straight to litigation, it is important to know that there are other possible forms of conflict resolution. This includes negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. Learn more about each possibility before heading to court.Read more
nvoluntary civil commitment is a legal process to place someone in a mental health facility when that person is a danger to themself or to others. The circumstances and the need to commit a person - willingly or unwillingly - are crucial elements of the process.Read more
Civil litigation can be stressful and should usually be run by an experienced lawyer. A lawyer’s experience, resources, and knowledge can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.Read more