Commonly Asked Questions about Pursuing a Civil Lawsuit

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If you’ve been injured or wronged by another person, a civil suit might hold the offender accountable for the damage caused. A civil suit is different than a criminal case in that the offender may not have committed a legal transgression. Instead, this type of suit covers negligence, accidents, or promises that haven’t been kept. When dealing with these types of cases in Marietta though, it’s still best to consult with professionals. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions that civil suit lawyers are asked regarding this type of case.

How Long Will the Process Take?
A civil suit is not a quick legal process. In fact, it’s in your best interest not to rush the process. The Lopes Law Firm prides itself in its careful preparation of each case. While your civil suit will be handled as quickly and efficiently as possible, it could take time to resolve. There’s no set timetable when it comes to winning civil law suits.

What Do I Need before Pursuing a Lawsuit?
Before hiring The Lopes Law Firm, it’s important to know whether or not you have enough evidence to pursue your law suit. Some grievances can’t be resolved through the legal system. For example, you couldn’t sue a cruise liner for inclement weather during your cruise, unless a promise of good weather had been made. However, should you be injured due to the carelessness of a cruise employee while out on the water, that complaint may have some merit that could be pursued by a civil case.

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The best way to figure out whether or not you can file a civil suit is by meeting with one of our attorneys. In an initial consultation, they will review the details of your case and establish whether or not there is a legal remedy to your problem.

How Much Will My Lawsuit Cost Me?
One of the biggest concerns when filing a civil law suit is the cost. While it won’t be free, many attorneys work on contingency. This means that they won’t collect any fees unless they win your case for you. Usually when this happens, you and your attorney will have an agreed percentage of the awarded amount that they will collect. Sometimes, attorneys will work on an hourly basis. If this is the case, a contract will be signed before representation begins. This may require that a retainer be paid beforehand.

When it comes to filing a civil suit, there is a lot to know. If you have questions regarding a case, sitting down with an attorney at The Lopes Law Firm is a great place to start. From there, you’ll have a better idea as to whether or not your complaint has merit and what you can expect from the process.