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What Is Civil Litigation? March 13, 2017

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What Is Civil Litigation?, Lexington-Fayette Central, Kentucky

If you need legal representation for a civil suit in Lexington, KY, turn to Edward E. Dove, Attorney at Law. This general practice firm offers everything from civil litigation to criminal defense, and they focus on civil rights, education law, and employment. Attorney Dove has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, and he is always happy to answer his clients’ questions, especially as they pertain to civil litigation.

4 Common Civil Litigation Questions

1. What Is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation refers to cases in which the plaintiff is pursing financial compensation, not criminal charges. All kinds of legal issues fall under the purview of civil litigation, including environmental concerns, personal injury accidents, and real estate disputes.

2. Do Civil Cases Go to Trial?

Every civil case is different, but in general, there are several stages you can expect yours to pass through. For example, most civil cases begin with an investigation, which is followed by pleadings, discovery, and a potential settlement. If the two parties cannot agree on a settlement, the case may then go to trial.

3. What Can You Sue for in a Civil Case?

civil litigationIn a civil case, you can sue for everything from breach of contract to damages incurred. For example, if you believe you lost your job as a result of discrimination, you can pursue compensation for any lost wages.  

4. How Much Do Civil Attorneys Charge?

Since civil cases typically involve financial compensation, many attorneys have a contingency fee arrangement. That means your lawyer’s fees will come out of your settlement. Thus, you may have nothing to lose by filing a lawsuit.

If you are facing a legal issue that falls under the umbrella of civil litigation, turn to Edward E. Dove, Attorney at Law in Lexington, KY. Visit his website to learn more about his experience in civil litigation, and call (859) 252-0020 to schedule an initial consultation today.

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