Unlike criminal prosecution, civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right.Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. At the same time and can entail public law issues.
If you are entering a lawsuit, contact a lawyer at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg South Carolina for a free evaluation of your case by calling 803-534-5218.
A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant will then respond and deliver a written “answer” to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea.
After the answer is filed the parties engage in the “discovery” process. At this point the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare the trial. The discovery process includes witness questioning and answering, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as “interrogations.
Possible lawsuits include, but are not limited to:
- Tort claim
- Worker’s compensation
- Employee grievance appeals
- Employee discrimination claims
- General civil claims
Whether you are entering the lawsuit as the plaintiff or the defendant, it is important to have a qualified and specialized lawyer by your side. Contact a lawyer at Williams & Williams Attorneys at Law in Orangeburg, South Carolina by calling 803-534-5218 to set up your free initial consultation today.