Longmont Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Longmont

In Longmont, Colorado, a "tort" is defined as any civil wrong, besides breach of contract, for which the law provides a remedy.

In Longmont, Colorado, a tort is basically any bad thing that one person can do to another, which the law says the victim can sue over. This is called a "cause of action."

Statutes and appellate court rulings in Longmont, Colorado recognize a very massive number of different torts. However, most of these torts are largely relics of history, and are no longer litigated very often, if at all. There are only a few that the average person has a decent chance of dealing with at least once in their lives. They include, but aren't limited to, negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Longmont, Colorado

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most commonly dealt with in the courts of Longmont, Colorado. Put simply, negligence is a failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care, and causing harm to someone as a result. For instance, driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is obviously very careless. So, if you are driving that fast, and your speed causes you to get into an accident that harms someone else (either their body or their property), you have committed negligence, and will be required to compensate the victim for the harm that you caused. You should know, however, that this is just an noticeable example, and there are a practically infinite number of situations in which a negligence lawsuit can arise.

Fraud: Unlike negligence, fraud is an intentional tort. Like negligence, courts in Longmont, Colorado deal with it quite frequently. Put simply, fraud is a lie told for personal gain. It requires an affirmative misrepresentation, which the speaker knows to be false, intended to induce the victim to render some benefit to the speaker, which causes actual harm (such as financial loss) to the victim. It happens most commonly when somebody is trying to sell something for more than it's worth, and lies about the nature or value of the product to the buyer. If the buyer relies on the seller's false statements of fact in making the decision to buy the product, the seller has committed fraud. In such a case, the buyer is legally entitled to compensation for the harm suffered as a result of the fraud.

element of battery is pretty straightforward: if you engage in physical contact with another that causes pain and/or injury, you've committed battery. It's crucial to note that the contact does not need to be harmful to amount to battery - it can also be offensive. What constitutes "offensive" contact is largely subjective, and unless the conduct is truly sleazy (unwanted sexual contact, for example), a battery lawsuit is pretty unlikely to result. One of the more severe forms of battery can occur when a patient is in surgery, and the surgeon, for whatever reason, operates on the wrong body part. Because the patient did not consent to this contact, the surgeon has committed a severe form of battery.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in Longmont, Colorado. It is committed when someone deliberately causes emotional distress or trauma to another person by engaging in outrageous conduct, with the intent of causing such distress. Note that the defendant does not need to cause physical injuries to the plaintiff to be liable for IIED, but the plaintiff does have to produce evidence that they suffered emotional distress. This evidence normally comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Longmont, Colorado Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has hurt you, either intentionally or negligently, in Longmont, Colorado, you might have a cause of action. On the other hand, if you find yourself in the unenviable situation of being sued for a tort, you have a right to defend yourself, and will probably want to, for evident reasons.

In either case, a Longmont, Colorado attorney who is accomplished in handling tort cases will be able to help. Your lawyer can advise you on the best trial strategy, should the case go to trial, and negotiate with the other side, to try and reach a resolution that both parties can live with.

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Life in Longmont

Longmont, Colorado is a home-rule municipality in Boulder and Weld Counties. It is located near the northeastern corner of Colorado, and has a population of about 86,000 people.

One of the largest employers in Longmont, Colorado is Seagate Technologies, with over 1,160 employees. Seagate is one of the largest manufacturers of hard drives in the world. This company employs a large number of engineers and manufacturers. It also employs several white-collar professionals, including some Longmont, Colorado lawyers.

Another large employer in Longmont is Amgen, one of the world's leading biotech companies, which also employs many Longmont, Colorado lawyers.

If you live in Longmont, Colorado and need legal advice, it's almost certain that you'll be able to find a Longmont, Colorado attorney who can help you with your legal issue.

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