Unfortunately, there may come a time when you find yourself involved in a civil dispute. Whether you are seeking compensation after an automobile accident or seeking to file a divorce, civil disputes can quickly escalate without the proper legal guidance. While every attempt is made to resolve legal disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, there may come a time when it is necessary to go to court. When this occurs, you will need a qualified and experienced Colorado civil litigation attorney to handle your case and protect your rights.
Unlike criminal prosecution, civil litigation lawsuits usually involves a dispute between individuals or businesses who are looking to recover damages, protect their rights or receive compensation. In a civil trial, anyone can bring a lawsuit against anyone in order to enforce or protect their legal rights. If you find yourself involved in a civil dispute, it is important to contact an attorney with litigation experience, in the event your case goes to court.
Phases of Civil Litigation:
In general there are seven phases of civil litigation:
- Investigation phase
- Discovery Phase
- Pre-trial Phase
- Trial Phase
A lawsuit can take months and even years to reach the settlement phase, and complex lawsuits can take even longer. The majority of lawsuits are never brought to trial; however, and those that do reach trial are usually not appealed.
At Bahr and Kreidle, our civil litigation attorneys have successfully handled numerous civil lawsuits throughout the state of Colorado, including:
- Workman’s compensation cases
- Product Liability Claims
- Personal Injuries
- Bad Faith Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate & Construction Disputes
- Domestic and Family Law Disputes
- Small Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
If you find yourself involved in a civil lawsuit, it is important to contact a qualified and experienced civil litigation attorney immediately. But where do you begin? A skilled civil litigation attorney should have an extraordinary knowledge of Colorado procedural laws and strong oral advocacy skills. In addition, your attorney should be able to help you review all of your legal options and assist you in choosing the legal path that is right for you.
At Bahr and Kreidle, our attorneys realize that seeking legal action can be an extremely difficult decision. As a result, we make every effort to resolve civil disputes through arbitration, mediation and negotiation. In the event your case does go to trial, our litigation attorneys have successfully represented clients in federal, state and local courts trials.