Civil Cases

Civil Cases

According to the Michigan Association of Townships, “If you decide to sue another person, an organization or a business, your case is a civil case. Private individuals, businesses or the government can sue other people and organizations. The person who is suing is called the plaintiff and the person who is being sued is called the defendant." Some examples of civil cases are:

  • A person who is hurt in a car accident sues the driver of the other car;
  • A worker sues his employer after the worker hurts his back at work and can never work again;
  • A homeowner who has hired a builder to build a new kitchen sues the builder when the kitchen is badly built and has to be fixed;
  • A family sues their doctor when the doctor does not discover that the mother has cancer in time for the cancer to be treated.