From complex civil litigation to complex commercial litigation to lender liability cases to cases of medical and professional malpractice alike, there are a great many legal cases seen all throughout the United States. After all, Judge Ward alone conducted more than 150 trials in which a jury was included. In addition to this, this one judge saw hundreds of patent cases and even more than 100 claim construction hearings. Other judges, such as Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh (a judge in the District Court of the United States for many years now), have seen even greater numbers of cases. After all, the legal world is an ever-more complex one and certainly one that is only growing as the years pass on.
For instance, in addition to complex civil litigation cases, there are many cases regarding environmental law. After all, more and more people are growing concerned about the status of our planet as a whole. Already, nearly half (around 40%, to be just a bit more specific) of all people here in the United States alone have expressed concerns over things like methane emissions, carbon emissions, radon, refrigerants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and outdoor air quality, among other concerns. And over the course of the next few decades, very nearly half (more than one third) of all counties found in the continental United States will face the risk of a water shortage, something that could have a profound impact on the lives of those who live there.
Fortunately, environmental law, like in the case of complex civil litigation, can really make a difference. This is something that can be seen quite clearly when we look at the lives of those who live near industrial plants emitting a good deal of pollution into their communities. Just by closing one industrial plant through the means of environmental law, up to 5,000 lives can be saved on an annual basis. A reduction in both pulmonary issues and cardiac disease is also likely to be seen, something that can increase overall life span a well as quality of life to boot. Therefore, it becomes clear as to how the legal world can help to protect our planet.
Of course, cases revolving around environmental law are far from the only cases seen in the legal world. Complex civil litigation such as personal injury litigation is also hugely commonplace. After all, there are simply just many different kinds of personal injury litigation out there. For instance, personal injury litigation can stem from product liability. Premises liability can also lead to a personal injury case, especially when it comes to something such as a workplace injury. After all, slip and fall accidents can lead to serious injury, which certainly can lead to something like complex civil litigation. And for many people, complex civil litigation can also originate in the aftermath of a car accident or other such motor vehicle accident, of which there are more than five and a half million (around six million, to be just a bit more specific) over the course of just one year here in the United States alone.
Personal injury cases are also certainly not even the only type of complex civil litigation out there. In addition to these personal injury cases, divorce cases are also frequent – and could frequently be classed as complex civil litigation. After all, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce and many of them are quite contentious indeed. Unfortunately, many of these divorces can take a long time to resolve. Even on average, the typical divorce will take about a year to come to a conclusion. Fortunately, someone such as a mediator can help to make the process of getting a divorce all the easier. It will at least mitigate some of the pain of the process and can help even the most contentiously separating couple do so in a smooth way – at least, as smooth as is possible for the process.
At the end of the day, from the complex civil litigation to even mock trial hearings, there are many things to consider when it comes to the legal workings of the U.S.