In many instances, clients approach lawyers wanting to institute suits without understanding what the process entails. The foundation of every civil lawsuit starts with a defined injury or loss which constitute a cause of action.
A cause of action is a fact or combination of facts that give(s) a person the right to seek judicial redress or relief against another person; and the elements below must ensue:
- The aggrieved person must have enjoyed a right.
- The right was violated by another party (proposed defendant).
- The proposed defendant is liable for the violation/loss occasioned.