Litigation 101

Litigation 101 - We're here to help.

Many types of cases are litigated, including medical malpractice claims, legal malpractice claims, personal injury claims, breach of contract cases, and many more. "Litigation" is an umbrella term that means a lawsuit or case that proceeds through the court system. "Civil litigation," which is what we do, is when the lawsuit asks for money damages.

If you are imagining a scene from "The Good Wife" or "Damages" in a courtroom with a judge and jury, you are on the right track. But real litigation is not nearly so dramatic, and it takes much longer than an hour to resolve. There is more to litigation than going to trial. The litigation process starts before a lawsuit is even filed, and oftentimes ends before a trial.

The Lawsuit Process

Hoffer & Sheremet's medical malpractice and legal malpractice attorneys conduct investigations presuit to see if you have a viable claim. If you do, we initiate litigation by filing a lawsuit.

Here is an outline of the process:

Hoffer & Sheremet Can Help

As you can see, the litigation process is long and cumbersome. It is a roller coaster, filled with ups and downs. We recognize how difficult it is for our clients to go through this process. We stand with our clients every step of the way.

If you have been wronged by another, and have suffered a serious physical injury or have been financially devastated as a result, Hoffer & Sheremet can help. Call us at 616.278.0888, email us, or complete our free consultation form below.

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