If someone’s negligent or criminal actions cost you money or caused an injury, you are likely wondering how to pursue a civil case. Although you can take on this legal challenge on your own, that path might not offer the outcome you want.
When Do You Have a Civil Case?
Understanding whether or not you have a civil case is the first step in the process. When the careless or criminal behavior of another person results in losses, you can file a lawsuit to make up for it. The compensation you collect can cover medical bills, time away from work or property damage depending on the situation. For example, you could go to the store and slip on a wet surface.
If the shop owner knew about the spill and that it could cause an injury, you have a civil case. You can also file a lawsuit against someone who commits a criminal act against you, such as vandalism. You could still win a lawsuit even if the alleged criminal is acquitted at trial because civil and criminal cases have a different burden of proof.
How The Ashton E. Thomas Law Office Can Help
No matter what steps you take on your own, you can’t replace the training, experience and education of a qualified legal expert. The Ashton E. Thomas Law Office can review the details of your case and help you decide if it’s worth pursuing. In addition to showing you what options are on the table, we also collect and organize evidence to craft a solid case that gives you the highest odds of success.
If you are filing a civil action against a major corporation, the corporation is much more likely to offer a fair settlement when you have a competent lawyer on your side. We can also take your case to court and fight for your compensation if you want. Contact us today if you are ready to begin.