Civil Litigation – Personal Injury
Civil litigation is the process of resolving non-criminal matters between two or more parties in a court of law. A civil lawsuit aims to resolves disputes between people, business, or other entities—including government entities—through a series of distinct proceedings which may involve the filing of a lawsuit in state or federal court, or the pursuit of legal claims through arbitration. The civil litigation process involves the preparation of mandatory court pleadings, the conducting of discovery such as taking depositions, and the handling of a client’s case through trial or arbitration. Appeals and negotiation of settlements are also part of the civil litigation process.
Many of the practice of areas of Stearns Kim & Stearns fall into the category of civil litigation, but a client may have a unique claim that does not precisely fall into one of our particular stated practice areas—claims such as personal injury, defamation, intentional interference with contract, fraudulent transfers, and various other tort claims that have caused a personal or monetary injury. Our lawyers are experienced civil litigators who have represented clients on numerous such claims.
Cases and claims which Stearns Kim & Stearns has tried to success have included:
- Wrongful death
- Bodily injury
- Aiding and abetting fraud
- Conversion/Misappropriation of property
- Bad-faith denial of insurance coverage/benefits
- Elder Abuse
- Unfair Business Practices
- Discrimination Based on Age & Disability
If you have a dispute, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your claim, so that you are aware of your rights and your options.