When two or more individuals, groups or businesses enter into a legal dispute where the desired outcome is something besides criminal prosecution, it is a civil litigation matter. These can lead to a trial where you will require an experienced lawyer who is able to represent you during pretrial hearings, examinations, arbitration and mediation, as the case may be. These cases may be solved during any of these stages without making it to a courtroom. The legal team at Kira E. Taylor Law works to assist our clients with a variety of civil matters, including:
- Estate Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Real Estate and Property Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Debt Collection
If your legal dispute is in relation to a will, estate, or trust, it is a matter of estate litigation. Some frequently seen issues of estate litigation that we deal with are:
- Will Challenges and Interpretations
- Guardianship of Property Matters
- Dependent Support Claims
- Solicitor’s Negligence
When you suffer an injury through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. These can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, a public transportation accident, a slip or fall, animal bites, unsafe products or a variety of other incidents.
These accidents can often have further complications that may not be immediately noticed, as well as symptoms that you may initially think will disappear but have lifelong repercussions. In these circumstances, it is important that you know your rights and what you are entitled to.
When someone you care for passes away as a result of someone else’s intentional acts or negligence, it is classified as wrongful death. A claim for wrongful death can be filed by the immediate family, dependents, spouse, partner or another individual who experiences significant emotional and financial harm from the loss of the deceased.
When looking at filing a wrongful death claim, the negligent party can include drunk drivers, car manufacturers whose parts are faulty, medical professionals and hospitals, workers, companies and government agencies.
A wrongful death claim requires proof that the death was not caused as a result of the victim’s actions, and also that the death has resulted in substantial damages to the surviving family. Some incidences that have led to wrongful death suits include:
- A medical worker who performs an act of malpractice, deliberately or accidentally
- A drug company who has made a dangerous medication
- A government agency who did not provide adequate warnings for hazardous conditions
- A bartender who serves an intoxicated individual who then gets in an accident
- The designer of an unsafe structure
- Assaults leading to death