Milledgeville Tort Lawyers

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

In Milledgeville, Georgia, 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."

Statutes and appellate court rulings in Milledgeville, 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 frequently, 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 Milledgeville, Georgia

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most frequently dealt with in the courts of Milledgeville, Georgia. Put simply, negligence is a failure to exercise a reasonable amount of care, and causing harm to someone as a result. For instance, driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is obviously very careless. So, if you are driving that fast, and your speed causes you to get into an accident that harms someone else (either their body or their property), you have committed negligence, and will be obligated to compensate the victim for the harm that you caused. You should know, however, that this is just an discernible example, and there are a practically infinite number of situations in which a negligence lawsuit can arise.

Fraud: Fraud is an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly frequently by courts in Milledgeville, 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 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.

Battery: Battery is defined by the law of Milledgeville, Georgia as any contact by one person, with the body of another, which is offensive or harmful. Any conduct that causes physical injury, pain, or emotional distress is battery. Also, you do not need to directly touch a person with your own body to commit battery - simply directing harmful contact (say, by throwing a rock) toward another person is sufficient to create liability for battery. Battery can also arise from "offensive" contact, which is typically any physical contact that violates one's sense of personal dignity constitutes battery, and the victim could technically sue over it. Nonetheless, in most cases like that, the plaintiff hasn't sustained any real harm, and will only be able to recover nominal damages, which would be far, far less than the cost of filing a lawsuit.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as IIED, was not recognized in Milledgeville, Georgia as a legitimate tort until the early to mid 20th Century. Nonetheless, 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 Milledgeville, Georgia Tort Lawyer Help?

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

In either situation, a Milledgeville, Georgia 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 Milledgeville

Milledgeville, Georgia is a town in, and the county seat of, Baldwin County. Its current population is approximately 18,000 people. Milledgeville was one of the first capitals of Georgia, and it served in that capacity from 1806 to 1868, when the capital was moved to its current location of Atlanta.

Milledgeville, Georgia was named after John Milledge, an early governor the state of Georgia.The town was founded in the early 19th Century, andis a very early example of a planned city, being built for the express purpose of serving as Georgia's capital.

Milledgeville has the distinction of being the hometown of Oliver Hardy, famous for being one of the Laurel and Hardy pair, one of the most famous and popular comedy duos of the time. Furthermore, Milledgeville is the birthplace of Congressman Car Vinson, as well as several professional athletes, most of whom are in the NFL.

Milledgeville, Georgia attorneys, and the legal community as a whole, are part of what makes Milledgeville what it is today. If you need any type of legal assistance, it's probable that there's at least one Milledgeville, Georgia lawyer who can help you with your case.

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