Common Legal Terms
During the course of your lawsuit, you may encounter unfamiliar legal terminology. Levin & Perconti has compiled a list of terms you come across as we prosecute your personal injury or wrongful death case.
A formal written statement declared under oath.
A non–judicial legal procedure that happens outside of the courts where parties dispute in front of a neutral arbitrator.
Attorney Client Privilege
Communications between an attorney and client that are confidential.
A legal document filed in court that initiates a civil lawsuit. The complaint states the plaintiffs’ allegations against the defendant and their prayers for relief.
The party that a lawsuit is brought against.
Oral testimony taken under oath in which one party presents questions to the other party or relevant witnesses.