Litigation involves a dispute between two or more entities who formally ask the court to resolve their issues. What follows is discovery, negotiations, and if negotiations are not successful, the case will go to trial. There are many types of disputes that find their way to litigation.
General Civil Litigation
General civil litigation is most common when one or more individuals claim they were injured and suffered damages due to the negligence of another person, business, or governmental entity. The most common areas of general litigation with which we are involved include personal injury cases. These generally arise from car accidents, slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims.
Essentially, any legal dispute in which one party is asking for money damages from another, or is asking for a party to perform a specific act, is deemed civil litigation. No criminal action is involved and no criminal penalties are imposed.
Disputes Involving Business Agreements
Disputes over business agreements fall under the umbrella of civil litigation. Any dispute involving your business has the potential of having a negative impact on your business. Your business reputation may suffer and your income may decrease. At First Neighborhood Law Firm, our goal is to lessen the impact by resolving the issue as expeditiously and economically as possible.
Just a few examples of litigation involving business agreements include, but are not limited to:
- Partnership agreements.
- Breach of contract involving vendors.
- Violation of an employer/employee agreement.
- Real estate agreements involving issues such as boundary disputes, land use and zoning issues, and terms of lease agreements.
In addition to representing you in litigation involving your business agreements, we also draft agreements for you with an eye toward preventing litigation. Also, contact us to review any contract you are offered before you sign it. We may find a red flag and work to negotiate a contract more favorable to you.
At our First Neighborhood Law Firm, no litigation issue is too small or too large. Contact us at our office located in Fort Lauderdale, FL & we serve Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Counties.