Dallas, GA Civil Litigation Attorneys
Resolving Complex Legal Disputes
Are you currently dealing with a legal dispute? Have you suffered damages due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person or party? If so, you may be entitled to sue the liable party and receive compensation for your economic and/or non-economic losses.
At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, we represent clients in all types of civil litigation matters. From our office in Dallas, GA, we serve individuals throughout Paulding County, providing personalized legal attention and dedicated, one-on-one support every step of the way. As a client, you will receive direct access to your attorney, as well as an entire team of legal professionals focused on you and your case.
How Does Civil Litigation Work?
Generally speaking, civil litigation involves non-criminal legal matters in which one party sues another for damages. “Damages” is a legal term used to refer to the collective economic and non-economic losses an individual suffers as a result of another person or party’s conduct. Most often, damages in civil litigation are monetary, but this is not always the case. You may sue for pain and suffering, loss of earning capacity, and certain other non-economic damages depending on the specific details of your case.
With some exceptions, most civil lawsuits involve the following steps:
- Pleadings: The first step in resolving a civil dispute through litigation is known as “pleadings.” This is where the plaintiff, or the person/party bringing the claim, files their complaint with the court and provides a copy of the complaint to the named defendant. The defendant then has a specific amount of time to answer the complaint and provide their side of the story. At this point, the defendant may also file a counterclaim.
- Discovery: Once the complaint has been filed and answered, the next stage, known as “discovery,” can begin. Discovery is essentially the process of preparing each case for trial and involves both sides asking for and providing pertinent information to the other, obtaining copies of various documents, and requesting admissions. This is typically the most time-consuming part of civil litigation, with various case-specific factors affecting how long discovery will take.
- Trial: During trial, both the plaintiff and the defendant—along with legal counsel for either side—present their cases. Depending on certain factors, the trial may take place only before a judge or before a judge and jury. At trial, your attorney will present evidence and advocate on your behalf, presenting your case before the judge and/or jury and seeking a favorable outcome on your behalf. In some cases, your attorney can secure a settlement with the defendant without having to go to trial.
- Appeal: If either the plaintiff or the defendant is dissatisfied with the outcome of the civil trial, they may file an appeal. An appeal essentially requests a review of the verdict by a higher court and is typically based on allegations of legal error only. In other words, an individual may request an appeal when they believe the verdict was reached through or based on a legal mistake, not simply because they are not happy with the results.
Please note that this is a very brief overview of the civil litigation process. There are many variations and exceptions that could affect the process of resolving your case.
We encourage you to reach out to our team at Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC to discuss your legal options and what you can expect from the legal process with one of our Dallas, GA civil litigation lawyers. We can provide detailed information specific to your situation.
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Many different types of legal disputes fall under the umbrella of “civil litigation.”
Some examples of common civil litigation cases and related matters:
- Personal injury lawsuits
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Class actions and mass torts
- Professional malpractice
- Employment disputes
- Wage and hour claims
- Unpaid overtime claims
- Discrimination and harassment cases
- Shareholder and partnership disagreements
- Real estate disputes
- Land use and ownership rights
- Intellectual property disputes
- Copyright/trademark infringement
- Divorce litigation
Our firm has extensive experience navigating all types of civil disputes and litigation-related matters. We are prepared to handle every legal detail of your case and aggressively advocate for you throughout the process.
Together, our attorneys have almost a century of combined experience, as well as a long and proven track record of success. We are known for our tireless approach to litigation and for acting quickly to preserve our clients’ rights and best interests.
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