Seattle Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Seattle

Seattle, Washington 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 Seattle, Washington are not truly concerned with punishing wrongdoers, or casting moral judgment.

Rather than punishing wrongdoers, civil litigation in Seattle, Washington serves the purpose of compensating people when they have been hurt, and can prove that another party bears sufficient fault to be held liable for the harm. Usually, this compensation comes in the form of money. However, there are other remedies, such as injunctions, which are available in some cases.

Common subjects of civil litigation in Seattle, Washington

There are many different situations in which civil litigation can arise in Seattle, Washington. After all, people seem quite creative at finding ways to wrong each other. However, only a few situations lead to civil litigation in Seattle, Washington with considerable frequency.

Employment: There are several different ways in which the employer / employee relationship can lead to civil litigation in Seattle, Washington. They include violation of wage and hour laws, discrimination, and injuries suffered on the job.

Personal Injury: When somebody suffers an injury at the hands of someone else, they are legally entitled to compensation from the person who injured them. They normally seek this compensation through civil litigation in Seattle, Washington courts. This compensation can come in a few different forms, such as money, or a court order compelling the defendant to do something (or stop something they're already doing), known as an "injunction." However, injunctive relief is only granted when no amount of monetary relief can adequately compensate the plaintiff.

Family: Family relationships in Seattle, Washington 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 Seattle, Washington Lawyer Help?

In Seattle, Washington, civil litigation issues can be extremely complex and convoluted. Furthermore, people are rarely faced with the prospect of civil litigation when they were expecting it.

So, it's always prudent to seek the counsel of a Seattle, Washington 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 Seattle

Known for its high level of annual rainfall, Washington state's largest city has much more to offer that just water. Seattle, Washington houses a population of close to 620,000 and it the 15th largest city in the United States. Located between Pudget Sound and Lake Washington, the city is a major gateway for travelers going to Asia and Alaska.

Seattle, which is the northernmost city with a big population in the United States is located just a couple hours away from the Canadian border. Seattle gets its name from its Indian heritage. Seattle was named after a famous Indian chief from the tribes that inhabited the area for over 4,000 years.

Seattle, which has been the site of the popular reality television show, The Real World has a growing arts and music scene. Originally the home of grunge music made popular by Nirvana, the city of Seattle now has many different music scenes and venues ranging in size to showcase them all. Seattle also has a big sports culture, with the many professional teams including: Seattle Sea Hawks, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sound, and Seattle Thunderbirds. The city's cool climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities all year round, and the city has many parks and trails to support the physical activities of its residents and visitors.

Education is also important in Seattle with top universities including University of Washington and Seattle University. Seattle has the highest percentage of college and university graduates than any other city in the U.S. The appreciation for higher education is seen in the many professionals that call the seaside city home. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, tech gurus all thrive in Seattle. The academic culture has produced top lawyers to help the growing city with any legal issue he or she encounters.

Seattle also has a growing tech culture...good thing it is also the home of Starbucks to help give a caffeine fuel to all the innovation!

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