Elizabethtown NC Civil Litigation Lawyers and Attorneys Representing Bladen County and Surrounding Areas

Elizabethtown NC civil litigation lawyers Hester, Grady and Hester have years of experience getting our clients the justice they deserve. Whether you’re in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Robeson or New Hanover County, our Southeastern NC civil litigation attorneys may be able to help you. If you’ve been injured due to someone elses negligence or you have suffered a monetary loss due to damages to your property, our civil litigation attorneys have the experience that counts. We focus on our clients needs and will assist you in every step of the process. Whether you reach a settlement, enter intro arbitration or have to go to court; our fifty years of combined experience will be put to work for you.

What is Civil Litigation?

Bladen County Civil Litigation LawyersCivil litigation cases involve all types of disputes where either an individual or group takes action against another individual or group to right a wrong that has been committed. This body of law does not include criminal law in which federal, local or state governments prosecute an individual for a crime. When you hear someone refer to a “lawsuit”, civil litigation is typically the area of law they are describing.  In many cases, civil law suits are settled prior to a formal court trial through arbitration or negotiated settlements in which both parties agree to a monetary settlement.

The process typically begins when an individual files a complaint in court. The party the complaint was filed against has the opportunity to answer the complaint. After the defendant has had the opportunity to answer the complaint, the matter then enters into the discovery phase. During discovery, both sides are presented with the evidence that will be presented at trial. Following discovery, a trial date is set. Most “lawsuits” end shortly after this stage because the parties settle the dispute prior to going to trial. If the settlement cannot be reached prior to the trial, the trial begins and both parties present their evidence. The ending result is typically a monetary judgement decided by either a judge or jury.

It is extremely important to work with a legal team that has years of experience presenting cases in court. Hester, Grady and Hester understand the process of civil litigation, have experience negotiating settlements and if need be, can present your case and win on your behalf. Contact us today and find out why, “There Is No Substitute For Experience”.