Essex County
Civil Litigation Attorneys

Essex County Civil Litigation Attorney

Civil Litigation Attorneys in Montclair, NJ

The civil litigation professionals at the Law Office Of Roosevelt Nesmith will work closely with you to ease the stress and streamline the process of understanding and filing for civil litigation. We make organizing yourself and filling out paperwork easy, quick and affordable, so you can get the damages you are entitled to sooner and move forward with your life. If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through the civil litigation process, contact the Law Office of Roosevelt Nesmith today.

Who Can File a Civil Lawsuit?

Anyone can file a civil lawsuit against one or more people or business entities. It is important to consult with counselors who are familiar with municipal and state laws and have worked on similar civil cases to assist you in preparing to appear before the court.

How to File for a Civil Dispute

To start the civil dispute process, you must prepare and file a pleading to the court, explaining your side of the situation with the facts. A copy of the pleading must be presented to the party you are trying to hold liable for the process to move forward to litigation. Our firm handles a range of civil disputes, including tort claims, breach of contract claims, landlord or tenant issues, and equitable claims.

Civil Law Cases and Standard of Proof

The winner of civil law cases usually gains the upper hand based on the quality of the proof he or she collects and presents. Large quantities of evidence do not trump key pieces of convincing evidence in civil law cases. The judge or jury must simply decide if the evidence both sides have presented backs up the facts in favor of one party or the other. Unlike its criminal law counterpart, civil law cases are determined on the most likely probability of truth.

Components of Negligence Law

When another party is acting negligently and causing you some sort of burden, you may have a case against them. Damages are awarded based on the facts presented, in the context of negligence law. Negligence law is broken down into the following categories:

  • Breach of contract
  • Direct or factual cause
  • Remote or legal cause
  • Harm
  • Intent and/or malice

When to Consult a Litigation Lawyer

If you have been intentionally harmed or affected directly by another person’s behavior or negligence, it is important to seek the guidance of a certified litigation lawyer with local experience and a proven track record. The sooner you connect with a good litigation lawyer the better. You are already hurt, let us take the reigns on your file. We’ve got the strength to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is often put forward by those who were dependent on the deceased in life. This usually includes a spouse, child, or other relatives. Fatal accidents caused by wrongdoing or neglect, such as careless driving, abuse, and malpractice are examples where negligent parties are required to provide compensation those injured financially by the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death regulations and the statute of limitations vary by state. In New Jersey, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death. With such a strict timeline, it is critical to seek expert advice and begin the process immediately.

Do You Need Affordable Civil Legal Advice?

We’ve made professional civil legal advice accessible to businesses and people of all backgrounds for a number of years. When you partner with us, you get the civil legal advice you need to feel confident in your case and get the compensation you are owed.

To inquire about the full suite of civil litigation services we offer, contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment for a consultation.

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