Civil matters, as opposed to criminal law, include a wide range of legal areas, from personal injury and wrongful death to landlord/tenant law, business law and real estate. Civil cases may involve a breach of duty or negligent act which causes legal damages to another, or they may entail a breach of contract dispute. In either case, litigation is often required to resolve the matter and obtain compensation to the injured party for the damages caused.
Most people and businesses are insured against liability claims, which means when you pursue a claim against a party for negligence or breach of contract, you are often up against a large insurance company with its own in-house legal department or the financial resources to hire a huge law firm to defend the claim. My three decades in practice and abundant actual trial experience tell the insurance company that we know the value of our client's claim and are both qualified and willing to take the matter to trial if necessary. Given these facts, the defendant's insurer is much more likely to settle for a reasonable amount without the need for trial. If they refuse to settle reasonably, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to litigate the matter.