What Is The Difference Between Civil And Commercial Litigation?

Civil And Commercial Litigation

The civil litigation process and commercial litigation processor are commonly confused. Understanding the difference between the two can help you to find the right legal professional when the time comes.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is a lawsuit between two main parties to defend the legal rights of a person. It’s often where a plaintiff is going to seek compensation for some form of monetary damage that the defendant may have caused. Civil litigation is a much more broad umbrella term and it handles more of an individual conflict.

Commercial Litigation

When businesses are involved in a dispute, commercial litigation is often the type of case that occurs. Commercial litigation is somewhat different from traditional litigation and if you’re involved in a conflict with the business, it may be a better route to take.

Both of these processes are quite similar in this stage that they take. It often involves the process of retaining an attorney, conducting the investigation, researching any precedents, sending demand letters about the case, engaging in the settlement, filing the suit, conducting more discovery of evidence, and participating in motion practices before presenting the case to a judge or jury.

Commercial litigation is very different from these types of civil lawsuits because the issues are often more complex and specialized with involvement from a business. Commercial litigation often goes to a higher level of a federal court and it can sometimes take years to resolve.

If you’ve been the victim of negligence or wrongdoing and you would like to seek compensation from another person or business, contact us today to learn more about which type of litigation could serve you best.

This post was written by Trey Wright, one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Tallahassee, FL! Trey is one of the founding partners of Bruner Wright, P.A. Attorneys at Law, which specializes in areas related to bankruptcy law, estate planning, and business litigation.

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