Civil Litigation is every type of claim or Court case other than criminal prosecutions. It is both wide and varied in scope. Civil Litigation, or suing someone or being sued by someone, or just initiating a claim against someone can arise from a breach of contract, from a case of defective goods or services, breach of consumer law protections, or from a debt owing or owed, from infringement of intellectual rights or trespass on lands. Think of “The Field”! It is not limited to accidents, but accidents are a common cause or source of claims and court cases.
Have you been involved in an accident? It could have been a road traffic accident, an accident at work, a slip or a trip in public areas. Have you sustained injuries? Was your property damaged – such as vehicle damage as a result of a road traffic accident?
We act for clients with genuine claims. We have recovered compensation for clients injured in road traffic accidents, industrial explosions, injured by defective equipment whilst at work, injured by flying glass and injured in slips and trips in work and in public places. We have taken cases to trial in the District, circuit and high courts. We have negotiated settlements out of court before trial.
We take the stress out of personal injury* actions.
If something has happened to you where you were not at fault, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. We will consider your case and will advise at the very outset whether we believe you have a viable case or “cause of action”. If we accept your case, our aim is to recover compensation for you to the best of our ability and to do so as quickly as we can.
We have prepared detailed notes on what to do and what not to do in the case of the road traffic accident and have published same in an e-book. It is available for you for free. Simply leave your details and we will gladly forward it to you.
*in contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.
Fender benders to big bangs: The practise not the theory!
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Litigation generally starts with disagreement, which leads onto conflict. Conflict generally ends up in name calling and worse. Conflict engenders conflict. People generally think that a court action is the only form of resolution. They are wrong! When someone goes to court, in their own mind they believe they are justified and will win. They are after all only looking for justice. So is the other side! The court will hear any case brought before it but will only administer the law as it sees it should apply to the circumstances of the case and that rarely satisfies either party entirely, it certainly cannot satisfy both. What are the alternatives? ADR or Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mediation is a form of ADR. It’s not for everybody, it requires a full commitment on both sides to bring about a resolution between them. Some people insist on their day in Court as the only solution. That’s not good business. Mediation is quicker and cheaper by far than litigation, it allows for a customized resolution engineered by the parties themselves rather than a solution imposed by a disinterested party. It takes time and money to resolve disagreements and conflict. It’s your time and money, spend it wisely. It the event of conflict, don’t rule out Mediation.
Declan has been an Accredited Mediator since 2010 and is a member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland.
Do you think you have a case against someone or do you apprehend that someone is going to take legal action against you?
What do we do for you?
We will consider your case and will advise at the very outset whether we believe you have a viable case or “cause of action”, or indeed a defence to the threat of legal action. If we take on your case we will give it our full attention and represent your best interests to the best of our ability.
We are here for you.