Litigation is basically a fancy word for lawsuit. When you file a lawsuit, you seek relief from the Court for some wrong that has been done to you. The goal of the law of contracts and torts is to put you back into the same position you were in before the wrong occurred—or as close to it as possible. Litigation involves more than just filing a complaint and going to trial. There are a lot of rules (technicalities) in place that need to be followed in order for you to succeed on your claim. For that reason, it’s important to have an experienced attorney help you follow those rules.