Naugatuck Tort Lawyers

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

In Naugatuck, Connecticut, 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 Naugatuck, Connecticut recognize a very considerable 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 Naugatuck, Connecticut

Negligence: In Naugatuck, Connecticut, negligence is the most frequently-litigated tort. It is defined as a failure to act (in any situation) with a reasonable level of care, and causing harm as a result of that carelessness. For example, if a store that's open to the public fails to remove ice from its front entrance, or put up any kind of warning, even though it knows that the ice is there, it is not exercising reasonable care. If someone is injured as a result, the store owner will likely be required to compensate them for their injuries. This is, obviously, just an example.

Fraud: Unlike negligence, fraud is an intentional tort. Like negligence, courts in Naugatuck, Connecticut 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 frequently 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.

Battery: Battery is defined by the law of Naugatuck, Connecticut as any contact by one person, with the body of another, which is offensive or harmful. Any conduct that causes physical injury, pain, or emotional distress is battery. Also, you do not need to directly touch a person with your own body to commit battery - simply directing harmful contact (say, by throwing a rock) toward another person is sufficient to create liability for battery. Battery can also arise from "offensive" contact, which is typically any physical contact that violates one's sense of personal dignity constitutes battery, and the victim could technically sue over it. However, in most cases like that, the plaintiff hasn't suffered any real harm, and will only be able to recover nominal damages, which would be far, far less than the cost of filing a lawsuit.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in Naugatuck, Connecticut. 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 typically comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Naugatuck, Connecticut Tort Lawyer Help?

If you believe that you've been the victim of a tort in Naugatuck, Connecticut, you have a right to go to court and attempt to prove your case. On the other hand, if you find that you are being sued for a tort, and believe that you aren't responsible, you have every right to defend yourself in court.

In either of those cases, you will almost certainly benefit from the counsel of a competent tort lawyer in Naugatuck, Connecticut. In addition to improving your chances of winning your case, should it go to trial, a knowledgeable lawyer will also make every effort to prevent the issue from going to trial in the first place, by attempting to negotiate a settlement with the other side that's acceptable to both parties.

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Life in Naugatuck

With a population of 30,989 (according to the 2000 census), Naugatuck, Connecticut is a sizeable town located spanning on both sides of the Naugatuck River in New Haven County, Connecticut. Of course, being that close to water on both sides, has created some flooding problems for the city. Originally established as a farming community, Naugatuck has grown to incorporate many other industries since it's 1701 inception. One company of interest is H. Barber and Sons, which designs beach rakes and has become the largest business of its type in the world. Naugatuck is also the manufacturing home to Peter Paul, a division of Hershey Foods that produces Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars. Notable current and former residents of Naugatick include Charles Goodyear and baseball player Frank Shea. Quality of life is good for the residents that refer to their home as "Naugy" and there are many fairs and other activities that connect the city. Naugatuck also has an unique approach to government, as it is the only consolidated town and borough in the state of Connecticut. Lawyers in Naugatuck also help improve the quality of life for their fellow citizen. Naigtuck lawyers are skilled in a range of specialties and truly enjoy their craft. Whatever legal issue their fellow Naugy may find themselves confronted with, a Naigtuck lawyer is there to help!

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