civil litigation

The Most Common Types of Civil Litigation

When a party wants to obtain financial damages against another party rather than criminal charges, the parties participate in civil litigation. However, there are various disputes that can result in civil litigation, and in the below guide, we will review some of these cases and what they entail.  

Common Types of Civil Litigation Cases

While there can be various types of civil litigation cases, some of the more common types fall within the following categories:

Personal Injury Litigation

Personal injury refers to harm to a person’s mind or body. As a result, personal injury litigation covers wrongdoings committed by one party against another party. The party that commits the wrongdoing can be held liable for the damages they cause.

Some of the most common personal injury cases include:

  • Negligence-related injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Harm related to premises liability claims
  • Harm related to defective goods or products

Personal injury litigation is known to represent a substantial amount of the overall volume of litigation seen by the courts. Consequently, many lawyers dedicate their time to focusing on these types of cases.

Contract Disputes

A contract dispute is a situation where two or more parties involved in a contract have a disagreement or conflict. Such disputes usually happen when there are different opinions about the terms, rights, or obligations mentioned in the contract. They can also arise when one or more parties fail to fulfill their obligations or when there are unclear terms or breaches of the contract.

When these contract disputes arise, a party will generally file a case in civil court and ask for financial remedies for the non-fulfillment of the terms indicated.

Property Issues

A property dispute is a type of dispute that generally involves real estate. These disputes tend to arise when parties have disagreements over property lines, blocked views, zoning problems, rightful ownership, or who is responsible for property damage. If a party brings this matter in front of the courts, the court may require a party to pay compensation or issue restriction orders.

Family Issues and Divorce

When a couple separates, gets a divorce, or has other family issues, these disputes fall under civil litigation. In such cases, the court is responsible for making decisions regarding child custody, support, division of marital assets, and dissolution of the marriage.

Class Action Lawsuits

class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of individuals collectively represented by a group member or members. These types of lawsuits are often complex and can end in substantial compensation payouts for those involved. 

Contact Herrera Clifton Hess for More Information About Common Types of Civil Litigation

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If you want to know more about civil litigation and whether you have a valid case in California, contact Herrera Clifton Hess today.