Kissimmee Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Kissimmee

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

In Kissimmee, 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."

The law of Kissimmee, Florida recognizes several dozen different torts, but only a few of them are actually litigated with any frequency, and many of them are relics of a bygone age. However, there are a few torts that are litigated very often. These torts are negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Kissimmee, Florida

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most common tort that results in litigation in Kissimmee, Florida. Negligence is a failure to exercise the amount of care appropriate for a certain situation, and causing harm to someone else as a result of this carelessness. For instance, running a red light is inherently careless. If you run a red light, and cause personal injury or property damage, you are liable for the harm you caused. Of course, this is just one instance, and negligence can occur in practically any context.

Fraud: Fraud is another common tort litigated in Kissimmee, Florida courts. Fraud is defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of facts made for financial, or other personal gain, which causes harm to someone else. Usually, fraud is committed when a product or service is sold, and the seller lies about the nature or quality of the thing being sold. If, in deciding to buy what the fraudster is selling, the victim relies on the false statements, the seller has committed fraud. The buyer can then sue the seller, to seek compensation for their losses. At the very least, they will usually receive the difference between the fair market value of the thing they bought, and what they paid for it.

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 necessary 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 grave 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: Also known as IIED in Kissimmee, Florida, intentional infliction of emotional distress is a fairly new cause of action, having not been recognized until the 20th century. In order to prevail in an IIED lawsuit, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant engaged in some kind of "outrageous" conduct, which was severe enough to "shock the conscience" of a reasonable person. They must also prove that the defendant actually intended to cause emotional distress, and did, in fact, cause severe emotional distress. Proving that the plaintiff suffered trauma or distress as a result of the defendant's conduct is not as easy as it may sound, and usually requires the testimony of a psychiatric professional who has examined the plaintiff.

How Can A Kissimmee, Florida Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Kissimmee, Florida, you have a legal power to seek compensation. Furthermore, if someone has sued you, alleging that you committed a tort, you have a right to mount a legal defense.

In either case, a Kissimmee, Florida attorney who is experienced 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 Kissimmee

Kissimmee is in Osceola County, Florida. Specifically, it is located northwest of Lake Tohopekaliga, alongside the Kissimmee River. It is knwon as one of central Florida's most charming small cities. Approximately 60,000 people call Kissimmee home.

Some popular attractions is Kissimmee include the Colonial Estate, the Kissimmee Historic District, Monument of States, Osceola Center for the Arts, and Osceola County Historical Society Museum.

Some famous residents of Kissimme are William J. Sears, Brett Williams, Bobby Sippio, Kissy Simmons, John Quinones, Tito Paul, A.J. McLean, Brent Fullwood, Tonga Fifita, and Buddy Dyer.

Kissimmee is also filled with small law offices and firms that train excellent attorneys. These attorneys practice in all areas of law. Therefore, Kissimmee residents should remain assured that any and all of their legal needs will be met by the competent legal force of Kissimmee.

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