Litigation FAQ

What does the term "Litigation" mean?

Litigation is a judicial process whereby someone initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint in a court of law in order to resolve a legal dispute.

What are the different types of litigation? Which types can the A. James Tsangeos firm assist me with?

Litigation involves any number of legal issues including contractual obligations, insurance claims, property disputes, accidents, bodily injuries, and/or statutory violations. The lawsuit may be decided by a judge or jury. Our firm can assist you in all types of litigation.

How long does a litigation case take?

The time necessary to resolve a litigation case depends on the county jurisdiction and judge presiding over your case. Generally speaking, a lawsuit may last eight (8) months to two (2) years.

Why do I need a lawyer to represent me in my litigation case?

It is very important to consult with an attorney knowledgeable about your specific issue(s) to make sure your claim is properly handled and you do not miss critical deadlines.

What is considered a legal contract?

A contract is an agreement between two or more persons which creates a legal obligation to do or not to do a particular thing. A breach of the terms of a legal contract may result in damages or relief awarded in favor of the non-breaching party.

How do I know if there is a breach of contract?

A breach of contract occurs when a party to an agreement fails to carry out the terms, promises or conditions of the agreement. When a party fails, without legal excuse, to perform a promise, term or condition of an agreement, you can have a breach.

Is there an alternative I can take other than a litigation?

Many courts offer alternative dispute litigation procedures such as mediation conferences which are informal, low cost procedures used to facilitate a resolution without the necessity of trial.

What actions should I take if I am involved in a litigation or a dispute? As a safeguard, do not publicize your dispute on social media or to third parties.

Keep the details of your claim confidential until you consult with any attorney.

What do I need to bring when I meet with my lawyer for a litigation?

In preparing for your initial consultation, bring important documents, records, and/or bills. It is also helpful to have an outline of particular events along with names and addresses of persons who may serve as supporting witnesses.

What steps will the A. James Tsangeos firm take to help me with my litigation?

Our office performs a thorough evaluation of the facts and applicable law of each case necessary for a successful resolution of the litigation.