Coconut Creek Tort Lawyers

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In Coconut Creek, Florida, a "tort" is specified as any civil wrong, besides breach of contract, for which the law provides a remedy.

In Coconut Creek, Florida, when a tort is committed, and the victim of the tort is vested with a right to sue the individual who committed the tort, they are said to have a "cause of action."

In Coconut Creek, Florida, there are laws and court rulings that recognize scores of various torts. Many of these torts are very obscure, and are almost never litigated. In the modern era, the torts that the ordinary person is most likely to face are fraud, negligence, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Types of Torts in Coconut Creek, Florida

Negligence: In Coconut Creek, Florida, negligence is, far and away, the most prevalent tort that the civil litigation system has to deal with. Negligence is a failure to exercise the level of caution that's necessary in a particular situation, and causing harm (physical injury or property damage) as a direct result of this failure. An obvious example is drunk driving. If a person is drunk behind the wheel, and causes an accident, they are clearly going to be required to compensate the victim for whatever harm they cause, since driving while intoxicated is very careless, and everybody should know this. Of course, there are many other cases, most of them far less apparent, where negligence can occur.

Fraud: In Coconut Creek, Florida, fraud is a fairly prevalent tort that the local court system has to deal with, though it may not be quite as prevalent as negligence. To put it in the simplest terms possible, fraud is a deliberate lie that causes tangible harm (such as financial loss) to the person to whom the lie is told. Fraud is committed in a wide variety of contexts, but it most often happens when someone is trying to sell a product for more than it's worth. They might lie to a prospective buyer about the product's quality or value. If the buyer relies on this misrepresentation when deciding to buy the product, they are the victim of fraud, and have a right to sue the seller for their financial losses, and possibly recover punitive damages.

harmful or offensive, and non-consensual. For example, slapping someone on the face would be a clear case of battery, because that contact is harmful, and probably offensive as well. Unwanted physical conduct, especially of a sexual nature, is considered offensive by just about everyone, and would also be considered battery even if it causes no physical injuries. Sometimes, a doctor will operate on the wrong body part, which the patient did not consent to be operated on. And, sometimes, doctors have performed entire operations while the patient was unconscious, which the patient didn't consent to. This is also battery, and can result in a very costly lawsuit for the doctor, though such cases are quite rare.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as IIED, was not recognized in Coconut Creek, Florida as a legitimate tort until the early to mid 20th Century. Nonetheless, since it became available as a cause of action, it has become one of the most common sources of civil litigation in the tort context. IIED is committed when a person engages in "outrageous" conduct towards another person, with actual intent of causing mental trauma or distress, and then truly causes the intended result. Physical injuries are not necessary to prove IIED, but if the emotional trauma is so severe that it causes physical symptoms (such as a heart attack, in the most extreme cases), the defendant will be liable for them, as well.

How Can A Coconut Creek, Florida Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has injured you, either intentionally or negligently, in Coconut Creek, Florida, 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 likely want to, for apparent reasons.

In either situation, a Coconut Creek, Florida tort lawyer will be able to advise you of your rights, and ensure that you have the best possible chance of prevailing in your case.

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Life in Coconut Creek

Coconut Creek is a city with an interesting name, located in Broward County, Florida. What is interesting is that eventhough its name has the word "coconut" in it, Coconut Creek is home to the world's largest butterfly population. Over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies call Coconut Creek home.

Coconut Creek is a small community filled with many small businesses, single-family homes, condos, town homes, and small gated communities. Some popular employers include the school district, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Wal-Mart.

Coconut Creek is also filled with many small law offices that are founded by excellent attorneys focusing on creating a legal practice dedicated to excellence and service to the community.

Some popular attractions include Sabal Pines Park, Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

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