The Basics of Civil Litigation in Southern Indiana

What is civil litigation?

Many ask what civil litigation is. There are two broad categories of law. The most commonly known is criminal law. When someone commits a crime, law enforcement will arrest them and the government will bring a case against them. Civil law is the category that covers disputes between private citizens, businesses or groups. If you have been harmed by another's negligence, your means to seek justice is through civil law.

Personal injury is a type of civil law. For example, when a doctor makes a serious error in diagnosis, as in a medical malpractice case, and it results in the death of his/her patient, the doctor has not committed a crime, necessarily. The loved ones of the deceased may use civil litigation as a means to seek justice for their loss. As a skilled attorney, I will fight tirelessly for justice for you if you or a loved one has been injured from the negligence of others. Civil litigation cases can be brought against negligent drivers in car accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, or bus accidents.

An experienced civil litigation attorney can aggressively pursue legal action against a nursing home if it is found that your loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse or negligence. When a person is injured due to premises liability, civil litigation can be pursued against the owner of the property. Safety hazards and negligence on a construction site can result in construction accidents. An experienced civil litigation attorney from my firm can litigate your case against management. A compassionate civil litigation attorney from my office will relentlessly pursue drug manufacturers or medical personnel who injured a patient with dangerous drugs.