Locked in a legal dispute with another party? You’re not alone. A Lanham civil litigation lawyer from GDH Law will provide unrivaled support, guidance, and representation to your claim.
We are able to offer completely free case evaluations for many case types. These informational meetings are always free of any obligation—that means you’re not required to work with our law office just because we met and discussed your case.
Please reach out today so that we can schedule you for a consultation at your earliest convenience.
The Purpose of Civil Litigation
Civil litigation is a process by which two people or entities engaged in a legal dispute can resolve the issue. These cases can often be resolved outside of the courtroom, although a small number do end up going to trial.
If you are currently engaged in a dispute with another person, professional, medical provider, company, or other entity, civil litigation can provide a proven legal pathway to a successful resolution. Let’s review the three most common reasons that people just like you choose to pursue civil litigation.
To Recover Compensation
If you were physically, emotionally, or financially harmed through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the monetary burden of your recovery.
Whether you were injured in a car accident or a doctor missed an important diagnosis, you may be owed full and fair compensation for everything that you’ve been through.
In these types of legal claims, compensation can be broadly broken down into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic damages replace your verifiable financial losses, including all past, current, and future related expenses. It is important to keep copies of all bills, invoices, and statements so that you have proof of losses like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Property damage
Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for your non-tangible losses. These can be harder to prove, which is why you may benefit from the guidance of a Lanham civil litigation lawyer when seeking compensation for:
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Punitive damages are relatively rare in civil litigation claims. These damages do not compensate victims for any specific loss. Instead, they are used to punish (or make an example of) the at-fault party for engaging in grossly negligent behavior. For this reason, they are also known as exemplary damages.
To Secure a Sense of Justice
When you’ve been hurt, wronged, or injured by another party, you deserve to secure a sense of justice for what happened to you. But not every negligent, reckless, or wrongful action leads to criminal charges. So if the person or company who harmed you isn’t facing criminal consequences, how will you ever feel as if justice has been served?
Civil law provides an opportunity for victims to find this sense of justice.
At GDH Law, we are uniquely attuned to the needs of our clients. We listen when no one else will. We understand the complex challenges that injury victims face each and every day. And with every case we take, we dedicate ourselves wholly to achieving the best possible outcome.
That’s because we know what the outcomes of these cases mean. It’s more than a way to recover compensation for damages—it’s a way to stand up and say, “What happened to me wasn’t right, and it shouldn’t happen ever again.”
To Protect Other People in the Future
The outcome of a legal claim can have a profoundly positive impact on the future. When a reckless driver, abusive nursing home, careless doctor, negligent manufacturer, or other party is held responsible for what they’ve done, it makes them far less likely to engage in the same or similar behavior in the future.
As a law firm founded and rooted in Lanham, MD, GDH Law has a deep and vested interest in the well-being of our community. We want those we call our neighbors, friends, and family to feel safe. With every successful case outcome, we know that we’ve done our part for Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the Washington D.C. area.
Civil Litigation Can Help You Resolve Complicated Legal Matters Like…
A Lanham civil litigation lawyer can support you in a wide range of legal matters, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Product liability
- Hair relaxer litigation
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Sexual assault
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Construction accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Work injuries
- Employment law disputes
- Wrongful death
Whether you’ve been hurt or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, GDH Law is here for you. Please contact us even if you don’t see your specific accident, injury, or claim type listed above—we will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation to determine how we can help you and whether we’re the right legal team for your case.
How a Lanham Civil Litigation Lawyer Will Support Your Claim
Injury victims and families have the right to handle their own civil litigation claims. However, few people fully realize all that goes into creating the strongest possible case. That’s why we always recommend at least meeting with an attorney with expertise in your case type. A free consultation can give you invaluable insight into your case and help you decide how to move forward.
At GDH Law, we support our clients by:
- Starting every case with a free case evaluation to determine whether we are the right fit.
- Collecting, reviewing, and evaluating all relevant evidence.
- Correctly valuing the total worth of a claim by evaluating economic and non-economic losses and any potential punitive damages.
- Negotiating with the at-fault party or their insurer to reach a successful resolution outside of the courtroom.
- Elevating matters to a trial when the insurer refuses to play fair, take responsibility, or pay a full and fair settlement.
Most importantly, we provide our clients with skilled legal representation, tireless support, and unparalleled guidance.
When you partner with GDH Law, you’ll always have someone in your corner—even when it feels like no one else is.
GDH Law—A Powerful Ally for Those Facing Complicated Legal Issues
No one should have to face complicated or difficult legal problems on their own. That’s what we’re here for.
The attorneys at GDH Law provide powerful legal representation on a wide range of civil litigation matters. With every claim we take, we dedicate ourselves wholly to uncovering evidence, building strong arguments, and presenting solid cases. We define ourselves on excellence, professionalism, and a commitment to our clients.
To speak with a Lanham civil litigation lawyer in a confidential, no-obligation setting, please contact us online or call our law office. We serve clients in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. area.