Civil & Commercial Litigation
Civil lawsuits can be stressful — unless you have an experienced trial lawyer fighting for you. Simms Showers LLP represents clients in most areas of civil litigation before federal, state and local courts, including trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations. If you are facing losses due to someone else’s negligence, our Leesburg civil litigation attorneys can help. We are prepared to conduct an investigation and provide you with the aggressive representation needed in your claim, lawsuit or arbitration.
Tort Law—Personal Injury Lawsuits
One of the largest areas of civil litigation is tort law. A civil tort is a lawsuit filed against a party whose negligence caused the injury or death of the plaintiff. Nearly 150 Virginians are seriously injured in traffic collisions every day, according to Drive Smart Virginia. If you were injured because of another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages. We handle all of the following types of personal injury claims:
- Auto crashes;
- Car crashes;
- Truck crashes;
- Bus crashes;
- Bicyclist injuries;
- Pedestrian injuries;
- Uninsured or underinsured claims;
- Wrongful death claims;
- Medical malpractice;
- Slip and fall injuries;
- Swimming pool accidents;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect;
- Dog bites;
- Defective product claims;
- Other premises liability claims; and
According to a Harvard Business Review survey as reported in Forbes, 58 percent of employees are more likely to trust a stranger than their boss. If you work in a toxic work environment, have been denied your full wages, or your employer has taken negative actions against you because of a protected trait, such as your race, you have grounds to file a lawsuit to not only seek damages, but to regain your employment if you were wrongfully fired, or obtain a raise that was wrongfully taken from you due to discrimination. Examples of employer wrongdoing include the following, and more:
- Wrongful termination;
- Wage and hour disputes;
- PTO disputes;
- Unpaid overtime; and
- Breach of the employment contract.
Other Types of Civil Litigation We Handle
Civil lawsuits are commonly used to resolve a number of disputes surrounding real estate, business matters, landlord and tenant arguments, and property disputes. Examples of other civil litigation matters we handle include:
- Intellectual property disputes;
- Landlord/tenant issues;
- Breach of contract;
- Other contract disputes;
- Property disputes;
- Homeowners association disputes;
- Bankruptcy and foreclosure matters;
- Creditor/lender disputes; and
Contact Our Leesburg Civil Litigation Attorneys
Sometimes, people have no alternative other than going to court. If you have a civil litigation matter you need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights. Contact the Leesburg civil litigation attorneys at Simms Showers LLP today to schedule an appointment to review your legal matter.
Leesburg Commercial Litigation Attorney
Business disputes can arise out of contractual misunderstanding or breach, or tortious conduct by either the business or its employees. In some cases, business disputes can be stopped early through the drafting of good contracts or agreements that are designed to memorialize the accurate understanding of the parties to the transactions. However, even with solid documents, disputes can arise after the transaction has been completed, as a result of factors that come later on. In this case, disputes can be resolved in a number of ways.
Commercial litigation is the process of resolving business disputes through legal action, especially through filing lawsuits and going to court. Commercial litigation can sometimes become complex due to the nature of the dispute and the amount of investigation and review that goes into presenting a solid case in court.
At Simms Showers LLP, our Leesburg commercial litigation attorneys handle a wide range of commercial and business disputes. We represent companies of all sizes, from small partnerships to multinational conglomerates. We work closely with clients to formulate a case plan and advice on proposed contracts and deals to ensure the client understands the legal risks involved in a business transaction. Our attorneys understand that each business has unique needs that require a customized approach. We take the time to understand the client’s need and apply our expertise to the situation as applicable.
The Simms Showers LLP commercial litigation practice represents clients in numerous situations, including:
Defending your Company in Commercial Litigation Matters
Our Leesburg commercial litigation attorneys litigate in courts throughout the United States, including state and federal courts in Virginia. Our size and experience give us the ability to move quickly at the onset of litigation and as key facts emerge in the litigation process. In addition, we have strong relationships with experts with whom we are collaborate as the need arises in any matter. Please contact us today.