Burlington Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Burlington

Burlington, Vermont civil litigation is a means of resolving legal disputes that aren't criminal in nature. These disputes can involve private parties, government entities, or a combination of the two.

Courts in in Burlington, Vermont are not truly concerned with punishing wrongdoers, or casting moral judgment.

Civil litigation in Burlington, Vermont 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 available, and more appropriate.

Common subjects of civil litigation in Burlington, Vermont

Virtually anything can be the subject of civil litigation in Burlington, Vermont. After all, a legal wrong can be committed in just about any situation imaginable. But, relatively few areas give rise to civil litigation most often in Burlington, Vermont.

Employment: Employers and employees in Burlington, Vermont have an unique relationship. It can be a major source of friction. When disputes involving wages, discrimination, or on-the-job injuries arise, civil litigation is a very strong possibility if the parties cannot resolve their disagreement amicably.

Personal Injury: When a person suffers a physical injury at the hands of someone else, either intentionally or negligently, they often want the person who caused the injury to compensate them. In Burlington, Vermont, the most common way such compensation is sought is civil litigation, with the injured party asking a court to order the defendant to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses directly attributed to the defendant's conduct.

Family: Family relationships in Burlington, Vermont can be very complicated, which can lead to discord. From this, civil litigation can sometimes arise. It normally occurs between spouses (or formers spouses), and commonly concerns issues such as child support, spousal support, and custody of children.

How Can a Burlington, Vermont Lawyer Help?

Burlington, Vermont civil litigation can be pretty complex, and often emotionally charged. Civil litigation issues can also arise when you least expect them.

So, it's always prudent to seek the counsel of a Burlington, Vermont lawyer who specialized in civil litigation, if it looks like you're going to be involved in civil litigation any time soon.

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Life in Burlington

Burlington is Vermont's largest city. It is located in Chittenden County and is approximately 45 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,417 people. Neighboring areas include South Burlington, Winooski, Colchester, Essex and Williston.

An interesting fact is that Burlington has the sixth lowest unemployment rate of all surveyed metropolitan areas in the United States. Top employers include IDX Systems, Vermont Tedy Bear Company, General Dynamics, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burton Snowboards, Bruegger's, and Seventh Generation Inc. Burlington is also home to many law offices and small firms practicing in virtually all areas of law, and providing their clients with excellent and personalized legal services.

Popular sites include the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Deck Towers, Burlington Square, and Cathedral Square.

Overall, Burlington is a charming place to visit or call home!

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