Downers Grove Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Downers Grove

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

When a tort is committed in Downers Grove, Illinois, thereby giving the victim the legal right to sue the person who allegedly harmed them, the victim's right to sue is recognized as a "cause of action."

Downers Grove, Illinois's laws recognize many different torts. However, the civil litigation system only deals with a few of these dozens of torts with any frequency. While the most obscure torts are occasionally litigated, there are only a small amount that the average person is likely to deal with (either as a plaintiff or defendant) at some point in their lives. They include fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Downers Grove, Illinois

Negligence: In Downers Grove, Illinois, negligence is, far and away, the most frequent tort that the civil litigation system has to deal with. Negligence is a failure to exercise the level of caution that's necessary in a given situation, and causing harm (physical injury or property damage) as a direct result of this failure. An obvious example is drunk driving. If a person is drunk behind the wheel, and causes an accident, they are clearly going to be required to compensate the victim for whatever harm they cause, since driving while intoxicated is extremely careless, and everybody should know this. Of course, there are many other situations, most of them far less evident, where negligence can occur.

Fraud: Fraud is another frequent tort litigated in Downers Grove, Illinois 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 essential 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 severe 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: This is a tort in Downers Grove, Illinois that involves emotional distress, and does not require physical harm or financial loss. It is also known by the acronym IIED. IIED is committed when a person engages in outrageous conduct towards another, with the intent of causing emotional distress, and really causes the intended distress.

How Can A Downers Grove, Illinois Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Downers Grove, Illinois, you have a legal authority to seek compensation. Additionally, if someone has sued you, alleging that you committed a tort, you have a right to mount a legal defense.

In both examples, a brilliant Downers Grove, Illinois tort lawyer will probably prove indispensable. The best thing you can do early in the process is make a good-faith effort to negotiate a settlement with the other side, to prevent the matter from going to trial in the first place, which will often prove more costly than settling. Most tort lawyers are also skilled negotiators, and will be able to help you on this front, too.

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Life in Downers Grove

Downers Grove is located in DuPage County, Illinois. Lisle Townships is near. Downers Grove has about over 50,000 people that call it home.

The city's top employers include Good Samaritan Hospital, GCA Services, Sara Lee, Acxium, RR Donnelley, Dover, Magnetrol, HAVI Global Solutions, and Hub Group. The legal industry also has its presence in Downers Grove, with many attorneys practicing law while living here. Therefore, Downers Grove residents will not have any issue receiving excellent legal services.

Some famous residents include Lanny Poffo, Denise Richards, Jim McDermott, Dan LeFevour, Lauren Fros, and Muriel Anderson.

Overall, Downers Grove offers its visitors and residents a wonderful quality of life.

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