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Civil Litigation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions of Our Riverside County Civil Litigation Attorneys

Riverside County Litigators for Commercial, Family, Personal Injury and Municipal Claims

Whether you are facing the prospect of litigation for the first time or are an experienced and savvy civil litigator, you no doubt have plenty of questions about what is to come. Here, the Riverside County litigation attorneys at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger provide answers to some frequently asked questions about the process.

Answers to Civil Litigation FAQs

What can I expect to happen after my lawsuit is filed?

The answer to this question will depend on a number of different factors, including (i) the type of lawsuit, and (ii) the actions of the defendant and his, her, or its defense counsel. For example, in personal injury litigation, the initial stages of the case will focus around the facts of the accident and nature and extent of your injuries. By contrast, in complex commercial or real estate litigation, you may need to quickly get up to speed on the concepts of litigation holds, preliminary injunctive relief, discovery, motions practice, and long-term case strategy.

My company was just sued. What do I do now?

Whether the suit comes as a surprise or is the product of weeks or months of unsuccessful negotiations, one of the most important things you need to do after being served with a complaint is to timely file an answer in order to preserve your rights. You may also wish to assert counterclaims or bring third parties into the suit. Civil litigation ramps up quickly in the initial stages, and having an experienced team of attorneys on your side can mean the difference between winning on summary judgment and losing at trial. Located in Riverside County, Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger has been successfully representing businesses and individuals in the Coachella Valley in civil litigation since 1951.

What are the benefits of alternative dispute resolution? When should I use it?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has many benefits as compared to traditional civil litigation. In most cases, ADR is going to be faster, less expensive, and generally less burdensome than going to trial. Discovery and motions practice are limited (if used at all), and you have the opportunity to select a mediator or arbitrator who has specific expertise in the subject matter of your case. If you are involved in a real estate, family, or commercial law dispute, our attorneys can advise you on when and how to make effective use of ADR.

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If you have questions about filing a lawsuit or being sued in Riverside County, please contact Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger to schedule an initial consultation about your case.

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