Before tht Trial
Planiff decides to sue. (Person being sued is the defendant). The paniff hires an attourney and the attourney files a complaint. The court summons the defendant to court. The Defendant then sends a response. A Pretial Conference is called by the judge. If the suit is weak it may be dropped. The case is now ready for trial.
During The Case
Case is heard by either a jury of 6 to 12 people or a judge. Plainiff presents side first. Then the defendant presents his/her case . Then both sides summarize thier cases. Planiff must move prove case with "a prepondrance of evidence" enough to persuade the judge or jury that the def is responsible for the damages.