Civil disputes, you’ve probably heard of them. If you are filing a civil dispute in Colorado and following Colorado law, then there are some basics you need to know. At Ores Law, we understand the importance of our clients knowing about civil disputes and litigation. It is essential to hire an experienced lawyer who is familiar in this field because the attorney you hire needs to pursue the wrongful party who was negligent. If you are looking for a Colorado lawyer familiar with civil lawsuits, business law, and criminal law, then come to Ores Law and we’ll figure out how to help you with the next steps of your court case.

What Are Civil Disputes?

The basic definition of a civil dispute is when there is a dispute between two parties. Similarly to any branch of law, where there is a conflict between two parties. When the conflict can’t be settled outside of the courts, then a civil lawsuit is proceeded to take to the courts and a lawyer is needed. If the conflict is unable to be settled outside of the court, there will be a court procedure and in Colorado, that can be complicated. When the conflict goes to court, it’s within your best interest to hire a lawyer who’s able to accurately represent you and navigate the process with efficiency. Ores Law is able to offer you the assistance you need when it comes to a civil lawsuit.

How Can You File A Civil Dispute?

A civil dispute is basically when a person has a conflict with another person, institution, or business. In Colorado, the process is lengthy and can get complicated. You can file a civil dispute if you are a person who is seeking compensation from another party. Civil disputes can be filed if there is a conflict with business, institutions, or person. If you feel you are being harmed by the actions of another person, business, or institution, then you can file a complaint in the court system to have action taken against the other party. When you file a complaint with the courts, then a court case will be started. There is always the option of settling outside of court, which is preferable to some, but sometimes that action is unable to be taken because one or both parties are unwilling to settle.

What Is The Process For A Civil Dispute?

When you feel like someone has done something against you and you file a civil dispute you can commence in a few ways. First, you’ll file a complaint, which will start the court case. You can settle out of court, which will obviously cost you less than going to court. Once you file a complaint, the plaintiff – who is the person or institution who started the court case – asks for damages to be awarded, which is money to compensate whatever has been harmed. The plaintiff can also ask for an injunction, which is basically preventing the defendant from doing something or for them to actually do something. The plaintiff can also ask for declaratory judgment, which is when the court decides the party’s rights for a contract or a statute. In Colorado, the process is lengthy and time consuming. Eventually, the case is able to be resolved when the judge or jury uses the facts of the case to determine what laws appropriately applies to the situation.

If you’re interested in learning more about civil disputes in Colorado, then take the time to learn more about Ores Law to see if we’re the right fit for you.