Do not hesitate to contact us if you are notified that you are being sued. You have a limited time to respond to the complaint, and a default judgment may be entered against you if you don’t act quickly enough.
Our attorneys can assist you with settlement negotiations if you wish to avoid a trial. If a settlement can’t be reached, we can use our courtroom experience to help you argue your case and seek damages.
The civil litigation lawyers at King Law can help you with business or personal disputes in North and South Carolina. Call us at 888-748-KING (5464) or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with a civil dispute attorney.
Both federal and state laws forbid creditors from taking certain actions when collecting a debt. The North Carolina Debt Collection Act prohibits debt collectors from doing any of the following:
- Threatening violence against you
- Threatening to seize your property or wages if not permitted by law and contemplated by the creditor
- Using profanity
- Calling you outside of normal hours
- Repeated or excessive phone calls
- Calling your place of employment if your personal phone number is known to the creditor
- Contacting you after receiving a written request to cease communications
Our attorneys can handle the debt collectors and help you find a resolution to your case. If a creditor or debt collector has violated federal or state laws, we can take appropriate action, including filing a lawsuit against these parties.
Construction projects often involve many different parties, including contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, developers, and suppliers. When a construction dispute arises, our attorneys can provide legal guidance and help you protect your business or property interests.
We assist clients with all of the following construction litigation issues:
- Breach of contract cases
- Construction defect litigation
- Filing or defending against mechanic’s liens
- Collection of money owed
- Prompt Pay Act cases
- Construction delay cases
Our construction law lawyers will seek the most efficient resolution to your case, whether that involves informal negotiations or filing a lawsuit. Call 888-748-KING (5464) to request your consultation with one of our construction litigation attorneys.
Demand letters can provide a fast and cost-efficient solution to a variety of legal matters. Our attorneys craft customized and effective demand letters to achieve the results you desire.
Demand letters have a few basic components:
- Introduction and background information about the parties
- Theory of liability (why the party is legally responsible for the damages)
- Amount of special and general damages
- A demand with a specified deadline
If your demand is accepted, you may receive the compensation you were seeking without having to go through the lengthy litigation process. If your demand is not met, you need to be ready to take the next step in your case, which is often filing a lawsuit.
It’s critical that you include the correct information in each section of your demand letter so that the other party understands the legal basis for your case. Contact our civil litigation attorneys to get help writing a demand letter that persuasively makes your claim for damages.
Landlords and tenants both have rights and responsibilities under the terms of a lease agreement and North Carolina law. Our attorneys can help with disputes related to evictions, security deposits, property damage, or breach of the lease agreement.
Many procedures need to be carefully followed when leasing a residential property. Tenants should understand their rights when facing an eviction or having their security deposit taken to cover damages. Landlords should also get legal assistance when a tenant is taking legal action against them.
Our attorneys can help you seek a resolution to your landlord-tenant matters. Contact King Law to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal issues.
Land disputes can arise due to title issues, adverse possession, zoning problems, easements, and other issues. Our attorneys can help you sort out these disputes through negotiation or by filing a lawsuit.
We understand how important property rights are to our clients in North and South Carolina. If you are having issues due to conflicting surveys, a dispute between joint owners, or third-parties who are claiming an interest in your land, we’ll fight to protect your interests and fix the problem.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with a King Law civil litigation attorney at one of our offices in North or South Carolina.
When someone abuses the legal system to attempt to cause you harm, you may have the right to seek damages. You may be able to file a malicious prosecution lawsuit if someone filed a frivolous lawsuit against you or caused you to be wrongfully charged with a crime.
You may be able to seek compensation for the costs of defending yourself against the false claims. Damages for emotional distress and punitive damages may also be sought in some cases.
If someone has tried to tarnish your reputation with a false accusation or lawsuit, contact our civil litigation attorneys to discuss whether you may have a claim for malicious prosecution.
Unpaid debts can cause big problems for any business. Our law firm handles business and personal debt collection matters throughout North and South Carolina.
Each debt collection case is different. A demand letter may be effective in some cases, while others will require the filing of a civil lawsuit before negotiations are taken seriously. We assist clients with lien filing, settlement agreements, or seeking a court judgment for the money owed.
We also provide guidance on complying with complex federal and state debt collection laws to avoid potential liability. Call King Law at 888-748-KING (5464) to discuss your collection matters with one of our civil litigation lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the litigation process?
The civil litigation process generally follows these steps:
- Pre-litigation: Our lawyers will attempt to resolve the legal dispute through negotiation with the opposing party before filing a lawsuit.
- Pleading: Litigation begins when a complaint is filed with the court describing what the defendant did or did not do that caused harm and why they should be held liable.
- Discovery: Both parties collect information regarding the case while researching applicable laws and reviewing witness interviews and other important documents to evaluate the merits of the claims and build a defense.
- Trial: If the opposing parties cannot settle the complaint before going to trial, both sides go to court to present evidence that supports their claims or defenses. After closing arguments, the judge or jury deliberates to reach a decision.
- Appeal: If either party is unsatisfied with the trial results, they can file an appeal to ask for a higher court to review the trial court proceeding.
Are there alternatives to litigation?
To avoid a lengthy litigation process, consider these alternatives:
Arbitration: A less formal substitute for a trial in court, an arbitrator settles a civil dispute by reviewing the evidence. Once a decision is made, it is usually binding. Unlike going to trial in court, the outcome of arbitration does not become public record.
Demand letter: Our civil litigation attorneys can write a persuasive demand letter to state your claim for damages. Demand letters can provide a fast and cost-efficient solution to a variety of legal matters.
Mediation: This private decision-making process involves both parties’ legal teams meeting with an impartial facilitator to help both sides reach informal resolutions to civil disputes.
What are the benefits of hiring a civil litigation attorney?
When a civil dispute arises, a civil litigation attorney can provide legal guidance to help you find a resolution and safeguard your reputation, assets, business, and property interests. Whether through settlement negotiations or filing a lawsuit, you can rest assured knowing our experienced attorneys will argue your case and work tirelessly to achieve the most favorable outcome.
How long will my case take?
Various factors determine how long a civil case will take. It depends on the type of case, the willingness of both sides to resolve the dispute, and the complexity of the legal issues and evidence presented. Some cases are resolved during mediation before going to trial or on the first court date. Other lawsuits can take anywhere from months to years to resolve.
What are the costs associated with hiring a civil litigation attorney?
Legal fees cover the costs of investigating a case, taking it to court, and fighting for the best results in a civil dispute. Depending on the case, the costs associated with hiring a civil litigation attorney may include the cost of services, court fees, hiring experts, recording video depositions, and more. At King Law, our goal is for anyone facing legal issues to have access to an affordable and experienced attorney.