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What is a “Civil” Lawsuit

What is a Civil Lawsuit?

A civil lawsuit is a legal action between two or more parties in which the plaintiff brings a claim for damages, injunctive relief, or other remedies. The defendant can be held liable for any harm caused to the plaintiff by their actions. Examples of civil lawsuits include negligence, contract disputes, property damage, and medical malpractice.

What is the Difference Between Civil and Criminal Cases in Texas?

The main difference between a civil and criminal case is that in a criminal case, the state has to prosecute the defendant for breaking a law. In a civil case, however, an individual or group of people can pursue legal action against another person or company. In Texas, criminal cases are typically handled by federal or state prosecutors whereas civil cases are usually heard in the courts of the state.

Criminal cases can result in punitive damages such as jail time or fines, while civil suits are typically only seeking monetary compensation for any harm caused by the accused party. This could include medical bills, lost wages, or damages to property.

At Lopez Law Firm, we are experts in civil cases and can help you understand your legal rights and successfully pursue justice in civil cases. If you believe that another person or party has wronged you in some way, please contact us for a free consultation.


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