Experience matters when successfully negotiating or trying a civil litigation case.
We are a full service law firm in Gwinnett with an abundance of experience in handling the following civil litigation matters:
Premises Liability: Slip and Fall, Dangerous Conditions, Attractive Nuisance, Furnishing Alcohol to Noticeably Intoxicated Persons, Furnishing Alcohol to Underage Persons / Furnishing Alcohol to Minors.
Automobile Accidents: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tractor Trailer Accidents,18 Wheeler Crashes, Truck Collisions, Car Accidents, Pedestrian/Vehicle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Aviation Accidents and Plane Crashes.
Contract Disputes: Builder Disputes, Liens, Materialman Liens, Contract Lawsuits.
Personal Injury: Serious Bodily Injury, Knee Injuries, Traumatic Brain / Head Injuries, Burn Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Back Injuries, Catastrophic Injuries, Animal Attacks, Dog Bites, Injuries from Explosions, Fires, and Gas Leaks, Prenatal Injuries, Emotional Distress, Mental Distress and Nursing Home Abuse.
Defamation: Slander, Libel.
Insurance Matters / Claims: Insurance Coverage Disputes, Insurance Company Settlements.
What is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that are seeking money damages or specific performance as opposed to criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts. The Thompson Law Firm, PC in Gwinnett County practices civil litigation.
Civil litigation can be divided into seven stages: investigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Every lawsuit is different. With that in mind, not every lawsuit will pass through every stage of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed.
Civil litigation can involve lawsuits that range from several months to several years. The more complex the case, the longer the civil litigation life-cycle.
Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Contrary to the image portrayed by television, civil litigators spend little time in trial; most time is devoted to the discovery stage of litigation.
Civil litigation includes business law, personal injury, family law, dog bites, worker’s compensation and other matters that are not criminal in nature.
Contact The Thompson Law FIrm today for a free initial consultation. Call us at 678-331-4310.