Every day, businesses face a lot of unique situations. Though many business owners can handle the ups and downs of a company, there are certain situations that cannot be dealt with alone. When it comes to matters of the law, it is important that a professional works to resolve the issue.
Many businesses cannot afford or have no need for a full-time in-house attorney. However, this does not mean that these businesses will not face legal issues. Most businesses encounter legal problems at some point and need an attorney to help. Rather than retain a lawyer on staff, you can hire a civil litigation attorney to help your business as needed. This saves you time and money on your payroll while also allowing you the protection and reassurance of a civil litigation lawyer.
Our team at Axelrod & Associates provides high-quality business law and civil litigation representation to our South Carolina clients. We have a firm and detailed understanding of civil litigation law and handle cases of all kinds.
Whether you are starting a new business or navigating the legal minefield of an established business, your SC business law attorney at Axelrod & Associates has the experience you need to help you save money, avoid litigation, or to help you prosecute or defend the lawsuits that cannot be avoided.
Your attorney will help you to organize and protect your business interests including:
Civil litigation is the legal antithesis of criminal litigation. In civil cases, one individual or business brings a case against another individual or business. The process aims to settle a dispute using the terms of the law and details of any contracts or agreements involved. This is distinct from criminal litigation, where the state or federal government brings a case against an individual or business to enforce the law and punish wrongdoers for breaking it.
The point of civil litigation is to resolve a dispute between two individuals, businesses, or a combination of the two. When the two parties cannot come to an agreement on their own, they bring the issue to court. A judge and possibly a jury will then determine who is in the right and what the dispute resolution should be. This resolution may be a change in behavior, monetary compensation, or something else depending on the circumstances of the case.
A common example of a civil case is a personal injury. In these cases, one individual brings another individual to court to seek compensation for action that caused harm. Another common example is disputes over the terms of a contract (breach of contract) and whether an individual has broken the contract or not. Finally, marriage dissolution is considered a civil case. In a business scenario, contract cases, property disputes, and class action cases are common.
State courts handle most civil cases, as most of them can be resolved at this level. However, the federal court of appeals may handle a civil case if an appeal of a court’s decision is approved. In some cases, the Supreme Court of the United States handles civil cases, though this is not the standard practice. Most business and personal civil cases can be easily resolved in civil court if they cannot be resolved between attorneys before moving to courtroom litigation.
Whether you are just getting started or you have an established and successful company, your SC business litigation attorney at Axelrod & Associates will help you to protect your business and financial interests. Call today at 843-353-3449 or complete our contact form to set up an initial consultation to find out how we can help.