Dalton Tort Lawyers

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In Dalton, Georgia, a "tort" is defined as any civil wrong, besides breach of contract, for which the law provides a remedy.

In Dalton, Georgia, when a tort is committed, and the victim of the tort is vested with a right to sue the person who committed the tort, they are said to have a "cause of action."

Statutes and appellate court rulings in Dalton, Georgia recognize a very considerable number of different torts. However, most of these torts are largely relics of history, and are no longer litigated very often, if at all. There are only a few that the average person has a decent chance of dealing with at least once in their lives. They include, but aren't limited to, negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Dalton, Georgia

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most prevalent tort that results in litigation in Dalton, Georgia. Negligence is a failure to exercise the amount of care appropriate for a given situation, and causing harm to someone else as a result of this carelessness. For example, 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 example, and negligence can occur in essentially any context.

Fraud: Fraud is an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly often by courts in Dalton, Georgia. Fraud is a lie that one person tells to another, with the intent to harm the other person, typically by inducing them to give money or property to the person committing the fraud. Fraud can occur in a wide variety of different contexts. For example, 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, particularly of a sexual nature, is considered offensive by just about everyone, and would also be considered battery even if it causes no physical injuries. Occasionally, a doctor will operate on the wrong body part, which the patient did not consent to be operated on. And, occasionally, 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 Dalton, Georgia as a valid tort until the early to mid 20th Century. However, 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 Dalton, Georgia Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has injured you, either intentionally or negligently, in Dalton, Georgia, 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 probably want to, for apparent reasons.

Whatever your situation, a tort lawyer who has experience in representing people in Dalton, Georgia 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 Dalton

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Dalton, Georgia is a self-proclaimed great place to live, work, and play. Home to roughly 33,000 residents Dalton has major Southern charm.

Known as the carpet capital of the world, Dalton is home to many of the nation's top carpet companies. Home to over 150 carpet factories, more than 90% of the world's carpet is produced in Dalton! Dalton also had many civil war relics and other historical sites, making it a great place for history buffs to visit and Dalton residents to admire and ejoy. In fact, Dalton was recently recognized as having more intact Civil Way artifacts than any other city in the country.

Fast forwarding from the civil war, Dalton is also home to many talented lawyers. Dalton lawyers specialize in a range of legal issues and are available to help serve their clients in any capacity they may find themselves dealing with. If you find yourself in Dalton, and in need of a top-notch attorney, then look no further. Dalton,Georgia is a great place for carpet, history lessons, and great attorneys.

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