7000 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL 60463

708-448-LAWS [708-448-5297]

Law Office of James A. Podgorny

Palos Park Civil Litigation Lawyer

Will County civil litigation attorney

Civil Lawsuits Attorney for Clients in Orland Park, Oak Forest, and Oak Lawn

Civil litigation involves cases that do not include criminal charges. These court cases often relate to disputes in which an individual seeks financial compensation or a change in policy from a person or business.

Law firms who handle civil lawsuits must have extensive knowledge of many legal disciplines and provide an aggressive and detailed approach to help secure the settlement or judgment a client deserves. At the Law Office of James A. Podgorny, we work tirelessly to ensure the requests and needs of our clients are met as we pursue the best possible outcome for their case.

Types of Civil Cases

Civil law involves a wide array of potential legal issues including: 

  • Personal injury accident claims
  • Divorce lawsuits
  • Breach of contract or contractual disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Employment and labor disputes
  • Unfair landlord practices
  • Product liability cases
  • Debt settlement
  • Defamation litigation

Many civil law cases involve contract disputes, including breach of contract, which is a failure to perform any promise contained within a contract between parties. Common contract disputes include those over lease agreements and contracts with service providers, such as residential contractors. If an individual or business is shown to have violated a contract's terms, the affected party may be entitled to remedies that include damages compensation, correction of the offending action, or cancellation of the contract and financial restitution.

What Happens in a Civil Case?

A case begins when an individual (the plaintiff) files a complaint with the court against another person or business entity (the defendant), which states why they are suing them and the compensation or course of action they want. The defendant is then served with a summons that notifies them of the allegation, and when and where to appear in court.

The initial discovery stage is critical. This is when an attorney gathers all pertinent information to the case via research, depositions, written statements, and records subpoenas. This is where a case is often won or lost. Most civil lawsuits never reach actual litigation, but instead conclude with a settlement agreement negotiated during or following discovery. If a case reaches trial, the parties can still agree on a settlement at any point, even after a jury has declared a verdict.

The Law Office of James A. Podgorny is prepared for whatever route your case requires, whether it ends with an early settlement or goes all the way through a judge or jury trial. We will serve as your dedicated advocate each step of the way and keep you consistently apprised of all matters related to your case.

Contact an Oak Lawn Breach of Contract Lawyer

At the Law Office of James A. Podgorny, we understand the contentious nature of civil lawsuits and will vehemently defend your rights in all aspects of your case. If you believe filing a lawsuit is the only way you can achieve justice, or if you stand falsely accused of wrongdoing in a civil case, contact our Crestwood civil litigation lawyer at 708-448-5297 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout Cook County and Will County, including Palos Park, Palos Hills, Worth, Alsip, and Burbank.

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