Civil Litigation Lawyers in Rochester, New York
Helping New Yorkers Defend Themselves During Disputes
When individuals pursue legal action against one another over matters such as personal injury, financial, contract, or property disputes, it typically results in civil litigation. Facing a civil litigation dispute can be intimidating, and sometimes it's hard to know where to even begin.
At Duke Law Firm, P.C., our Monroe County civil litigation attorneys are here to help. Our experienced legal representatives will fight for you in and out of court, helping you work toward an outcome that pursues your long and short-term interests.
To schedule a consultation with our team for your case, contact us online or via phone at (585) 449-4987. Our civil litigation attorneys in Livingston and Monroe County also serve the entire Southern Tier.
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation applies to legal disputes between two parties that do not involve criminal charges. If an individual faces criminal charges, it's a criminal case, not civil litigation.
In most civil litigation cases, one party (the plaintiff) files a dispute against another party (the defendant), claiming they violated some sort of civil statute.
Common civil cases include:
Personal Injury & Tort Claims
A tort is simply defined as "a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to civil legal liability. Personal injury cases, such as suits files for auto accidents, malpractice, slip and falls, etc., are some of the most common types of civil cases.
Torts other than personal injury suits, wherein one party claimed the other caused them emotional or physical harm, are also common. For example, while committing fraud may not result in a personal injury case, it can be considered a tort and result in civil litigation.
Family Law Disputes
Although many people think of family law as its own entirely separate field of law, it is technically a form of civil litigation. Family law disputes such as divorce, child custody and support battles, and property division cases are all considered civil cases unless criminal charges are involved.
Property damages and premises liability cases often fall under the umbrella of civil litigation, as do property division disputes during divorces.
Many people think of contract disputes as an area of law relegated to commercial litigation, but that's not always the case. Frequently, civilians will form contracts with each other. If one party believes the contract is unconscionable, the other party failed to uphold their end of the contract, or it should be void for another reason, they can file a contract dispute as a civil case.
Successfully pursuing litigation can help a plaintiff obtain compensation for damages, injuries, or economic losses incurred as part of their civil litigation case. Alternatively, a plaintiff could receive a beneficial court order, helping them achieve an optimal outcome for legal disputes such as a divorce or custody battle.
Navigating a civil case can be difficult. At Duke Law, P.C., our Monroe and Livingston County civil litigation attorneys are committed to ensuring you receive the high-quality representation you deserve throughout your civil litigation case.
Contact our Rochester civil litigation attorneys onlineor via phone at (585) 449-4987 to work with an experienced team of legal representatives also serving the entire Southern Tier.