What Is Civil Law
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Dedham / Westwood Civil Law Attorney

Many people have a general understanding of how the criminal justice system works. Any violation of laws may result in an arrest and criminal charges being filed. However, civil law matters can be much more complex and difficult to fully understand. An experienced civil law lawyer can be invaluable when you are dealing with a matter that you know is not criminal but do not know how to proceed. If you have civil law questions or concerns, turn to an attorney at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel. Serving the Boston metro area, our firm has extensive experience handling a wide variety of civil matters for individuals and businesses. We can help you understand your options for seeking a resolution to your civil matters.

Contact a Dedham/Westwood lawyer at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel.

Civil Law Cases

Disputes between parties, individuals or businesses, are handled as civil cases. At the end of the case, a determination will be made about who presented the better case. The court will then find in their favor. Whether the plaintiff is awarded compensation or the defendant is victorious, the court may then order the losing side to pay money to the other side.

Civil law is also the branch of the legal system that deals with “torts.” Torts are actions that bring some type of personal or financial harm to another. Examples of torts include negligence, accidents, libel, slander and defamation.

Our firm handles a wide variety of matters that are considered civil such as:

  • Personal injury
  • Car accidents
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Small claims court disputes

Some civil matters may also have a criminal aspect such as the victim of a crime. If someone was physically assaulted, he or she may have grounds upon which to file a civil lawsuit for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and any other losses he or she suffered as a result of the assault. That individual may or may not have been charged or convicted of that crime at the time of the civil filing.

Contact A Stoughton Car Accident Claim Lawyer

We at the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel can help you understand how car accident claims, personal injury issues, property issues, contract disputes and other legal matters are handled under the heading of civil law. Contact our firm in Dedham/Westwood, Massachusetts, at 781-708-4137.