Largo Tort Lawyers

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

In Largo, 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 Largo, Florida recognizes many dozen different torts, but only a few of them are really litigated with any frequency, and many of them are relics of a bygone age. However, there are a few torts that are litigated very commonly. These torts are negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Largo, Florida

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most frequent tort that results in litigation in Largo, 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 an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly frequently by courts in Largo, Florida. Fraud is a lie that one person tells to another, with the intent to harm the other person, normally by inducing them to give money or property to the person committing the fraud. Fraud can occur in a wide number of different contexts. For instance, suppose a jeweler tries to sell a fake diamond to a customer, by passing it off as the real thing. If the customer believes the jeweler's lie, and bases his buying decision on it, the jeweler has committed fraud. If the customer discovers this fraud, he will be able to sue the jeweler, and recover, at the very least, the difference between the value of the fake diamond, and what he paid for it.

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: Also known as IIED in Largo, Florida, intentional infliction of emotional distress is a fairly new cause of action, having not been recognized until the 20th century. In order to win in an IIED lawsuit, the plaintiff has to show 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 really 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 Largo, Florida Tort Lawyer Help?

If you have been the victim of a tort in , Florida, you have the power to seek legal redress. And if you have been sued for a tort, you have a right to defend yourself.

Whatever your situation, a tort lawyer who has expertise in representing people in Largo, Florida tort cases can advise you on the best way to proceed, and give you the best chance of winning your case, whatever side you're on.

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Life in Largo

Largo is located in Pinellas County, Florida. It is part of the popular Tampa Bay. Today Largo is considered Florida's third largest city, populated with a very diverse crowd.

In the early years, Largo's economy was heavily dependent on agriculture. With the technology boom, that changed. Now, the vast majority of jobs in Largo are services, retail, and health car. Some of the top employers include Largo Medical Center Hospital, Sun Coast Hospital, Eckerd Corporation, Tech Data, Suntasia Marketing, and the County.

Large is also filled with many small law firms, practicing in many areas of law. For complex legal issues, nearby Tampa Bay has many large law firms that house excellent attorneys capable of handling even the most complex legal matter.

Some popular residents of Large include Chloe, Dexter McCluster, Leonard T Schroeder, Terrance Mann, and John Stansel Taylor.

All in all Largo is a small city with a prime location and a wonderful quality of life.

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