Coral Gables Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Coral Gables

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

In Coral Gables, 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 Coral Gables, 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 Coral Gables, Florida

Negligence: In Coral Gables, 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 Coral Gables, 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 is also called IIED in Coral Gables, Florida, and it was not identified as a valid cause of action until fairly recently (for the longest time, physical harm was a requirement before someone could sue for tort damages). To hold a defendant liable for IIED, it must be shown that the defendant engaged in some type of outrageous conduct, targeted at the plaintiff. Moreover, it must be shown that this conduct directly caused severe emotional distress in the plaintiff, and that that was the defendant's intent. Establishing that actual emotional distress occurred is the most difficult element of this tort, and the plaintiff's word is far from sufficient. It often requires intensive examination by a psychiatrist, who will then testify as to the plaintiff's mental state.

How Can A Coral Gables, Florida Tort Lawyer Help?

If you believe that you've been the victim of a tort in Coral Gables, Florida, you have a right to go to court and try 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 situations, you will almost definitely benefit from the counsel of a competent tort lawyer in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to improving your chances of winning your case, should it go to trial, a reliable 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 Coral Gables

Believe it or not, but Coral Gables is a city located southwest of Downtown Miami. When we all think of Miami, we think of South Beach, not the neighboring Coral Gables. However, about 42,249 people call Coral Gables home.

Some popular attractions in the area include the Miracle Mile, DeSoto Fountain, Coral Way Scenic Drive, Coral Gables Museum, Lowe Art Museum, and the Montgomery Botanical Center.

Since Coral Gables is a planned community, it is known for its strict zoning regulations. The city is very particular on what type of theme/atmosphere needs to be creating in what part. There via strict zoning regulations, residents must comply and aid the city in maintaining the desired look.

Coral Gables, being so close to Miami, has access to many law firms of all size, that practice in practically all areas. These firms train very competent attorneys to handle any and all legal matters. Thus, residents of Coral Gables can stay rest assured because any of their legal needs can easily be handled by the nearby legal force.

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