Our Civil Litigation Lawyers
Our civil litigation attorneys represents their client in non-criminal cases. A civil litigation attorney may represent either the party seeking compensation—the plaintiff—or the party being sued—the defendant.
While civil litigation attorneys do specialize in taking cases to court, not every civil litigation case ends up going before a judge. In fact, some attorneys can help create a strategy and negotiate a case so that it doesn’t have to be resolved with the time and cost of a court case.
No matter what part of the process you are on, an attorney can help every step of the way: from negotiations to trial to appeals.
What is Considered a Civil Litigation Case?
Civil litigation cases are those between individuals, businesses, or the government that address non-criminal disputes. If a monetary issue cannot be solved without legal intervention, the case may be taken to civil court.
The process is much the same as it is in criminal litigation cases: A case is brought before a judge in state or federal court, in which each party’s lawyer presents their argument. The judge then evaluates each side’s stance and issues their decision.
The ideal resolution for your case will vary from person to person, and from circumstance to circumstance. A civil litigation attorney will work with you to understand what compensation you are looking for, and fight for a resolution that delivers.
Negotiate On Your Behalf
Whether in court or in negotiations or pre-trial proceedings, a civil litigation attorney can navigate the complex legal processes and language to make sure you are being represented fairly and completely, and negotiate on even ground.
How Long Might a Civil Litigation Case Take?
The amount of time a party has to take action in initiating a civil litigation case depends on both the state the case is taking place in, and the type of claim being filed.
For instance, in North Carolina, a personal injury lawsuit resulting from a defective or unsafe condition must be filed within six years of the incident. However, a defamation lawsuit must be filed within one year in North Carolina. A civil litigation attorney can help you be sure you are taking action in time, and in the proper way for your claim to be considered by the court.
Once filed, the process itself will also vary in length from case to case. While some may be resolved before even going to trial, others can result in a lengthy court case. In most cases, though, the process will start with the filing of an initial complaint, followed by a discovery period in which each side exchanges information and gathers witness testimony, resulting in a summary judgment. If no judgment is reached, this may be followed by a trial.
Why Choose Van Camp Law?
If you are looking for experienced civil litigation attorneys in Pinehurst, Van Camp Law is here for you. At Van Camp, Meacham & Newman, we have been serving Pinehurst and the surrounding parts of North Carolina in civil litigation cases for more than 30 years.
We pride ourselves on our superior service and exceptional track record of results. From family law to probate cases to personal injury, Van Camp’s team believes experience and expertise are best paired with a commitment to communication and to our clients well-being.
Schedule a free consultation with us by contacting our firm online using the form below, calling us locally at 910-295-2525, or by reaching us toll (877) 288-6557.