Wellington Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Wellington

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

In Wellington, 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 Wellington, 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 Wellington, Florida

Negligence: Negligence is the most commonly-litigated tort in Wellington, Florida's civil litigation system. Negligence occurs when somebody does not exercise the level of care that a "reasonable person" would exercise in a similar situation, and causes an injury as a direct result. As an example, most people know that running a stop sign at high speed is very careless, and no reasonable person would be expected to do such a thing. Doing so clearly falls below the ordinary standard of care. So, if a person runs a stop sign at high speed, and hits another car, causing injuries and property damage, they will be liable to the person they harmed for the cost of whatever harm they caused.

Fraud: Fraud is another frequent tort litigated in Wellington, Florida courts. Fraud is defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of facts made for financial, or other personal gain, which causes harm to someone else. Normally, 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 normally 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 important 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 Wellington, 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 Wellington, Florida Tort Lawyer Help?

If you believe that you've been the victim of a tort in Wellington, 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 accountable, you have every right to defend yourself in court.

In either situation, a Wellington, 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 Wellington

Wellington is a part of the South Florida community. Specifically, it is located in Palm Beach County, Florida.

One of the largest corporations in Wellington is BE Aerospace. BE employs many Wellington residents. BE apparently pays well because the median income for a Wellington household is approximately ,000. Along with BE, Wellington is home to many law firms. These firms train excellent attorneys capable of handling any and every legal need.

Some popular attractions in Wellington include the Village of Wellington, Kravis Center for Performing Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, nearby West Palm Beach, and the Mall at Wellington Green.

Some famous Wellington residents include Vanilla Ice, Tommy Lee Jones, Madonna, David O'brien, Bruce Springsteen, Curtis Pride, Glenn Close, and Michael Bloomberg.

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