Pittsburgh Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "civil litigation" refers to the legal processes involved in resolving legal disputes that do not contain allegations of criminal conduct. Either public or private entities can be involved.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the purpose of civil litigation is not punishment or retribution for the perpetrator, or to deter future wrongdoing.

Civil litigation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is instead meant to ensure that the victims of wrongdoing are, whenever possible, given tangible compensation for the costs associated with the harm they suffered. This normally means requiring the culpable party to pay the plaintiff a sum of money. However, other forms of relief, such as injunctions (a court order compelling a person to do something, or to stop doing something) are sometimes accessible, and more appropriate.

Common subjects of civil litigation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, virtually anything can be the subject of civil litigating, since a legal wrong can happen in almost any context. However, there are a few areas in which civil litigation is specifically common in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Employment: Employers and employees have an interesting relationship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is sometimes combative, and can lead to civil litigation pretty quickly. Whenever an employee is alleging a violation of federal wage and hour laws, racial discrimination, or other violations of employment law, civil litigation is a serious possibility.

Personal Injury: When somebody is harmed because of the carelessness of someone else, they normally are able to seek redress through the courts for their injuries. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, civil litigation is normally how individuals try to compel the person who injured them to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, etc.

Family: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the relationships between family members are never simple. So, it's not startling that conflict can arise between spouses. These conflicts most frequently have to do with divorce, child support, and child custody.

How Can a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Lawyer Help?

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, civil litigation is rarely easy or simple. It also never occurs at a time that's proper for anybody involved.

Therefore, it's a good idea to at least talk with a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil litigation attorney if you think that you might be involved in civil litigation in the near future.

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Life in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known as "The Steel City" for the extensive steel trade that fed the city's economy through the 1970s. Some folks know Pittsburgh as "The City of Bridges" because it's positioned at the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monogahela River. The Allegeheny and Monogahela Rivers combine to create the Ohio River. The three waterways create the triangular shape of downtown Pittsburgh. There are more than 450 bridges within Pittsburgh city limits. Today, Pittsburgh is home to a number of high tech companies that specialize in everything from robotics and biotechnology to internet startups. Pittsburgh is home to a number of corporate headquarters who are responsible for many downtown skyscrapers. Tied for the 8th most Fortune 500 companies, Pittsburgh is home to PNC Financial, U.S. Steel, H.J. Heinz Company, WESCO Internations, Mylan Labs, CONSOL Energy, PPG Industries who supply paint and optical coatings, as well as Dick's Sorting Goods who operate over 408 national retail locations. Pittsburgh is a major manufacturing city but that doesn't mean they don't have world class entertainment and culture available. The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the ArtGardens are just a few options that locals have. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra calls Heinz Hall home. Heinz Hall also hosts a number of other concerts like Bruce Springsteen and other natural disaster aid concerts. The rap song "Black and Yellow" by Pittsburgh's Wiz Khalifa is one example of great local musicians. George Benson, Perry Como and Christina Aguilera all hail from Pittsburgh or Pitts suburbs. No wonder Pittsburgh is ranked consistently as "one of the most livable places in the United States."

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