Civil Legal Definition
“What is Civil?”
Civil legal definition: Generally, Civil pertains to disputes not involving crimes, such as family matters, contracts, collection of debts, and compensation for personal injury or property loss. Unlike criminal cases, which look to punish the wrongdoer for a crime, civil cases are meant to compensate the harmed party, generally in the form of monetary damages paid from the defendant to the plaintiff.
Civil in Medical Malpractice Cases
In the majority of medical malpractice cases, if a settlement cannot be reached between the plaintiff and the defendant, the claim will proceed to civil court where the outcome will be decided by a judge and jury.
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