If you have a non-criminal legal dispute, a Melbourne civil litigation lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist with your case. With more than 40 attorneys on staff, our firm has a qualified litigation attorney familiar with your legal matter. We can help with every step of your case, including representing you at trial if necessary.
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is the process of resolving a non-criminal legal issue through the public court system. In general, civil litigation addresses disputes between two or more individuals or between one or more individuals and a corporation or government entity. Many types of cases fall under the civil litigation umbrella, including:
Businesses large and small can run into various legal issues that can span many areas of the law. Our attorneys can assist you with cases involving:
- Breach of contract
- Patent infringement
- Business torts
- Partnership disputes
- Unfair competition
- Dissolution of a business
Family law cases can be emotional and stressful. Often, those on both sides of the issue have strong opinions about the case’s outcome and what is best for their family and children. We can help you work through your divorce and custody agreement and fight for the most desirable arrangement possible.
Real Estate and Construction Litigation
We help with a wide array of real estate and construction issues, including:
- Construction delays
- Construction defects
- Contract and payment disputes
- Eminent domain
- Property tax disputes
- Landlord/tenant disagreements
- Retail and commercial evictions
Labor and Employment Issues
According to the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, national origin, pregnancy, age, disability, or marital status is illegal. We can fight for you if you experienced workplace discrimination. We also assist with other labor and employment matters, including:
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Workplace retaliation
- Payment disputes
- Unemployment claims
- Violation of non-disclosure/non-compete
Bad Faith Insurance Practices
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11624.155, policyholders can take civil action against their insurance company if it engages in bad faith practices, such as:
- Failure to pay a claim settlement in a timely fashion
- Failure to disclose policy limitations/pertinent information
- Misuse of medical records
- Refusal to enter into a negotiation
- Unwarranted denial of coverage or cancellation of a policy
- Refusal to offer a fair settlement when liability is clear
Fraud and Identity Theft
Victims of fraud and identity theft can suffer damages to their credit, savings, retirement income, and reputation. Our civil litigation lawyers handle cases involving:
- Tax fraud
- Credit fraud
- Medical fraud
- Pyramid and Ponzi schemes
- Mail fraud
- Email fraud
- Bank fraud
Our lawyers can help you recover medical expenses, lost income, and other damages incurred by a personal injury. We assist with many types of personal injury cases, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death.
To consult with an experienced civil litigation lawyer serving Melbourne, call 855-780-9986
What Can Our Melbourne Attorneys Do for You?
Civil litigation does not always mean a trial. Some cases settle through insurance or pretrial negotiations. We can guide you through every step of your case, including representing you in civil court if needed. Our Melbourne litigation lawyers can:
- Recover financial damages – If your civil matter resulted in financial losses, physical injury, or harm to your mental health, emotional well-being, or reputation, we can help you seek monetary awards.
- Gather evidence – To win your case, you must build your legal argument using evidence. Our team can collect relevant documents, locate and interview witnesses, and obtain expert testimony. Depending on your specific issue, we may also use medical records, photographs, videos, police reports, and proof of your financial losses and pain and suffering.
- Apply legal arguments – We can bolster your case using Florida case law, state statutes, legal precedents, and federal law.
- Manage your case – We can take care of filing your insurance claims or lawsuits, submitting paperwork, and tracking and adhering to case deadlines.
- Communicate with involved parties – We can handle phone calls and emails from insurance agents, attorneys, and others involved with your case on your behalf. Additionally, a member of our team will be available to take your calls, answer your questions, and update you on your case.
- Handle appeals – If your first attempt at seeking justice was unsuccessful, we can examine your case for errors of law, fact, or procedure to determine if you have grounds for appeal. If so, we can assist you with moving forward.
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Florida Civil Court Procedures
Some civil disputes start with an insurance claim and resolve with an insurance settlement – thus avoiding court proceedings altogether. However, sometimes a lawsuit is necessary to achieve the most advantageous outcome. Additionally, not all civil litigation cases are insurance-related matters.
If your case goes to civil court, it will generally move through the following steps, according to the United States District Court Middle District of Florida:
- Complaint – Civil court proceedings begin when a plaintiff files a complaint against a defendant. You must do this within the time limit set by the statute of limitations for your case. Once the defendant answers the complaint, the court schedules the case and sets deadlines.
- Discovery – During discovery, each side asks the other to supply information and evidence. This may include conducting depositions, answering written questions under oath, or submitting to mental or physical examinations. During discovery, each side works to obtain the information necessary to build their case.
- Summary judgment or trial – Either side can request a summary judgment, during which a judge reviews the evidence and determines if the facts clearly decide the case. If not, the case proceeds to trial.
- Final pretrial conference – During this conference, parties meet with the judge to discuss the trial’s details. This is also the last opportunity to settle without courtroom litigation.
- Trial – The case goes before a judge or jury (depending on the issue), and a decision is made based on the cases presented.
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Let Bogin, Munns & Munns Represent You
Civil litigation is complex, but you do not have to face your legal issues alone. Reach out to Bogin, Munns & Munns to find out how our Melbourn civil litigation lawyers can fight for you.