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Fort Lauderdale Civil Law Attorney, Kim Douglas Sherman, says: “It is Important to Understand when to contact an attorney”

“Civil Law” is used to refer to all legal matters that are not criminal law.  There are many types of Civil Law which you should know about.

If your issue has to do with money or reparations for damages caused – that is the domain of civil lawyers.  They taught in law school that out of contracts and out of torts–that is civil law.  “Torts” are breaches of non-contractual rights.  A simple example of a tort is when someone breaches their duty to drive with due care, and crashes into the back of your car.

Here is a list of some, but not all, civil law matters: Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Family Matters, Landlord and Tenants, Contracts of all kinds, Slander, Trespass, Property Rights, Collection, Employment Law, Construction, Permitting, Estate Planning, Probate, Purchases and Sales.   Once you determine that you have a civil law matter, you need to understand when to contact an attorney.

In my over forty years of serving as a civil lawyer, including litigation, I have found that people will run to a lawyer over a hundred dollar bad check or a small amount of damages to their cars, but they hesitate to hire a lawyer when they are spending thousands of dollars on the purchase of a home.  Kim Douglas Sherman, an experienced Civil Lawyer, says make a real and sober analysis of your situation.

Remember these important points about hiring a civil lawyer:

  • Decide if the matter is of sufficient importance and value.
  • Find out if the target of your claim has the assets to pay your claim.
  • Find an appropriate attorney relationship–flat fee, hourly fee, contingency, or statutory.
  • When you understand how a Civil Lawyer can help you, you put power on your side.     

    If you have questions or concerns about Civil Law in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida or if you need a civil law attorney, call me, Kim Douglas Sherman, Esquire at (954) 489-9500.  Please look at our qualifications set forth in our website: www.ShermanLegal.com


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