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Litigation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does the term "Litigation" mean?

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Litigation is a judicial process whereby someone initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint in a court of law in order to resolve a legal dispute.

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What are the different types of litigation? Which types can the A. James Tsangeos firm assist me with?

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Litigation involves any number of legal issues including contractual obligations, insurance claims, property disputes, accidents, bodily injuries, and/or statutory violations. The lawsuit may be decided by a judge or jury. Our firm can assist you in all types of litigation.

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How long does a litigation case take?

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The time necessary to resolve a litigation case depends on the county jurisdiction and judge presiding over your case. Generally speaking, a lawsuit may last eight (8) months to two (2) years.

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Why do I need a lawyer to represent me in my litigation case?

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It is very important to consult with an attorney knowledgeable about your specific issue(s) to make sure your claim is properly handled and you do not miss critical deadlines.

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What is considered a legal contract?

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A contract is an agreement between two or more persons which creates a legal obligation to do or not to do a particular thing. A breach of the terms of a legal contract may result in damages or relief awarded in favor of the non-breaching party.

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How do I know if there is a breach of contract?

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A breach of contract occurs when a party to an agreement fails to carry out the terms, promises or conditions of the agreement. When a party fails, without legal excuse, to perform a promise, term or condition of an agreement, you can have a breach.

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Is there an alternative I can take other than a litigation?

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Many courts offer alternative dispute litigation procedures such as mediation conferences which are informal, low-cost procedures used to facilitate a resolution without the necessity of trial.

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What actions should I take if I am involved in a litigation or a dispute? As a safeguard, do not publicize your dispute on social media or to third parties.

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Keep the details of your claim confidential until you consult with any attorney.

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What do I need to bring when I meet with my lawyer for a litigation?

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In preparing for your initial consultation, bring important documents, records, and/or bills. It is also helpful to have an outline of particular events along with names and addresses of persons who may serve as supporting witnesses.

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What steps will the A. James Tsangeos firm take to help me with my litigation?

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Our office performs a thorough evaluation of the facts and applicable law of each case necessary for a successful resolution of the litigation.