Civil Cases 

As opposed to criminal cases, civil cases attempt to resolve conflicts between individuals and/or corporations by awarding victims settlements to compensate them for their injuries and losses. Commonly, civil cases are filed after someone is injured as a result of:

  • an accident at work and/or in the home
  • exposure to toxins
  • ingesting tainted foods
  • medical malpractice
  • motor vehicle and/or traffic accidents
  • slip and falls
  • taking a harmful or recalled medication
  • use of a defective product

In the case of wrongful death, families of the deceased will also have a civil case and will likely be entitled to compensation.

If you or a loved one has recently been injured due to another individual’s or corporation’s negligence or recklessness, it’s vital that you:

  • Seek the medical treatments necessary to helping you recover
  • Consult with one of the esteemed civil case attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.

How to Pursue a Civil Case

An initial consultation is just the first step in building and settling a civil case. At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., we provide our clients with the best possible representation by:

  • Thoroughly evaluating the details of the case
  • Interviewing any opposing witnesses to find inconsistencies or fallacies in their statements
  • Collecting evidence and finding witnesses (including experts such as medical professionals) to support your claims
  • Negotiating with corporate lawyers and/or insurance companies to help you win the settlement you deserve

While our lawyers are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights in trial proceedings, about 95 percent of all civil cases are settled before their trial date.

Civil Case Settlements

Settlements in civil action cases will vary according to:

  • the nature and severity of the injuries sustained
  • the cost of medical bills and necessary ongoing treatments
  • whether the plaintiff will be able to earn a living as a result of his injury
  • whether permanent disability occurred
  • the estimated worth of the victims pain and suffering

In most cases, civil case settlements include compensation for:

  • outstanding medical bills
  • ongoing treatment costs
  • lost wages
  • permanent disability
  • decreased quality of life
  • pain and suffering

For more information about pursuing a civil case, contact the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. today.