If you are considering bringing a lawsuit against a person or entity, you should speak to a reputable civil litigation attorney. At May Law, LLP, we have helped many clients successfully pursue lawsuits for over 20 years, and we want to assist you. Our lawyers work hard to protect the rights of our clients and offer them exemplary representation in court.
Types of Civil Litigation
When a person or entity, like a company, gets into a legal dispute with another party and seeks money, they must pursue civil litigation by filing a claim. While some civil litigation matters are settled out of court, others go to trial. If there is a trial, a jury or judge must decide on a civil matter. Here are some of the most common types of civil litigation for which you might consult a May Law attorney:
- Business law disputes
- Construction liability lawsuits
- Contract negotiations and disputes
- Employment law (disputes between employers and employees)
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Personal injury claims
- Divorce lawsuits
- Custody claims or disputes
How Long Does Civil Litigation Take?
If you are pursuing civil litigation, you are probably wondering how long the process will take. No two civil litigations matters are the same. Some lawsuits may take just a few months while others may take over a year. The length of your lawsuit may depend on several different variables, such as the type of case and the number of parties involved.
For example, if you have a small claim under $10,000, it probably will not take more than a few months to settle, especially if there is no discovery phase. However, if you are bringing a large lawsuit, it may take your civil litigation attorney at least a year to settle it.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
No matter what type of civil litigation matter you are dealing with, it may be in your best interest to work with an experienced civil litigation attorney. He or she is familiar with all the steps that it takes to pursue a civil litigation matter and can simplify the process for you. Your attorney may help you gather evidence, fill out paperwork, and find expert witnesses. This can relieve a great deal of stress for individuals who have never filed a civil suit before. May Law attorneys will give you an honest assessment at our initial consultation as to whether or not you have a good claim, if you need to hire an attorney, and estimates on your time and money investment in worthwhile claims.
How Much Does a Civil Litigation Lawyer Cost?
Some civil litigation lawyers charge by the hour while others work on a contingency basis. If a civil litigation attorney works on a contingency fee, you won’t have to pay any money upfront. He or she will take percentage of your winnings. If you don’t win your case, you won’t owe your lawyer any money.
At May Law, LLP, we treat all civil litigation matters seriously and work hard to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We offer reasonably-priced initial consultations, in order to assess the validity and likelihood of success of your claim. We’re proud to offer trusted legal counsel for a variety of situations to residents throughout Northern Virginia, and the Commonwealth.
Do not wait to hire an attorney to help you with your civil litigation matter. If you are searching for a civil litigation attorney, contact May Law, LLP at (703) 312-0410.