What is the “Civil Justice System”?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Jun 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The United States has a strong Civil Justice system in which our firm practices.

In the United States, we are fortunate to have a strong Civil Justice system, and our law firm is pleased to practice within it. Why are we fortunate to have this system? We have written a series of articles that detail some important cases and how each of them brought about much needed safety reforms:

These articles focus on results that have reduced deaths and injuries as a result of litigation.  In civil justice courts, this is done by forcing at-fault parties to compensate their victims through monetary awards and related court orders.  The civil justice system, unlike the criminal justice process, does not attempt to determine the innocence or guilt of an offender, nor send an offender to jail. Instead, our civil courts convene to determine whether an offender is civilly liable for the injuries sustained as a result of negligence or other wrongful conduct. Often this involves a personal injury, so we classify our firm as a “personal injury law firm”, as you can see from our list of practice focus areas (on sidebar to the right).

“When in law school, law students typically study many aspects of law including criminal justice, contracts, property, business law, and civil justice,” explains firm partner and attorney Scott Edwards.  “Each of the attorneys at our firm have dedicated their practice on personal injury law and we each find it to be a rewarding area in which to practice and make a difference in our community.”

We're pleased to work within civil justice in the United States as a way for our clients to get a fair solution when they have been injured or harmed due to another person's negligence, recklessness or malpractice. The civil justice system allows us to help our clients hold others accountable for their actions.

About the Author

Bradley Thayer

Brad Thayer is a partner at the Schauermann Thayer firm. Brad is licensed in both Oregon and Washington. He has been practicing law since 2015. He was presented the 2018 Rising Star Award by the Clark County Bar Association. Brad's practice focuses on automobile collision, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian injury, dog bite, and myriad other types of injury and insurance cases. During his free time, Brad enjoys following the Portland Trail Blazers, playing basketball, going to concerts, and playing the drums. He especially enjoys hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and exploring other Northwest wonders.


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