Woody and Falkenbach
110 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
The law firm of Woody Law Offices, P. C. can provide you with high-quality, legal representation that provides for timely and cost efficient management of a dispute. We represent clients seeking to bring suit or to defend themselves.
- What is Civil Litigation?
Civil Litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seeks money damages or specific performance of contracted obligations rather than criminal sanctions. Civil lawsuits concern the relationships between individuals.
- What are the various types of civil actions?
Here are a few examples:
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Breach of Contract
- Trials: Jury & Non-Jury
- How can a civil action begin?
Cases in Court begin with filing and service of a Summons and/or Complaint. The Complaint contains one or more "causes of action".
- What are the stages of a lawsuit?
Civil litigation can be divided into different stages which are:
- Pre-Trial Conferences
- Settlement Negotiations
Not every case goes through each stage. Many lawsuits settle prior to trial and many others that reach a verdict at trial are not appealed.
- How long can a lawsuit take?
The life span of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years. Discovery is often the longest and most labor intensive stage of civil litigation.