Civil Matters

Understanding the Principles of Civil Litigation

Civil law is the branch of the justice system that is concerned with resolving conflicts between individuals, businesses and organizations. Individuals who believe that their person, property, or rights have been violated by other parties will probably require the services of an Alabama civil litigation attorney to resolve their conflict. This type of assistance is available from the law firm of Trussell, Funderburg, Rea, Bell & Furgerson, P.C.

Understanding Civil Law

Personal injury, death, breach of contract, fraud, insurance claims, or a dispute between neighbors over damaged property may lead to a case of civil litigation. Alternatively, a business that is responsible for polluting a neighborhood may be at the center of litigation initiated by a group of individuals in what is known as a class action lawsuit. Other cases may involve vehicular accidents, defective products, nursing home abuse or medical malpractice. Even government entities can be sued in civil court. In civil cases, the plaintiff will be seeking financial compensation against the responsible party, known as the defendant.

Taking Legal Action

In Alabama, the Rules of Civil Procedure govern the procedures to be followed in civil cases. These procedures are complicated and require a proper understanding if the litigation is to be successful. The lawyers at Trussell, Funderburg, Rea, Bell & Furgerson, P.C. understand the rules and the workings of the civil court system. In addition to serving as the client’s adviser and advocate, they will carefully research and review the evidence, employing experts in the field, if necessary, to examine the issues at hand. They will seek the best possible outcome in every case they handle. The firm’s lawyers have tried many cases to verdict in state.