Franklin Tort Lawyers

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In Franklin, New Jersey, a "tort" is any wrongful act, besides a breach of contract or a crime, that the judicial system can remedy.

In Franklin, New Jersey, 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 in Franklin, New Jersey recognizes dozens of different torts. Some of them are fairly obscure, and don't come up frequently, and are largely relics of the common law. The torts that a person is most likely to deal with at some time in his or her life are negligence, fraud, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Types of Torts in Franklin, New Jersey

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most frequently dealt with in the courts of Franklin, New Jersey. 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 Franklin, New Jersey. 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 in Franklin, New Jersey is defined as any harmful or offensive contact with the person of another, without the victim's consent. Punching someone in the face would qualify as battery, as would practically any unwanted physical contact, particularly of a sexual nature. It can also occur when a doctor operates on a body part without the patient's consent.

Intentional infliction of emotional distress: Also known as IIED in Franklin, New Jersey, intentional infliction of emotional distress is a fairly new cause of action, having not been recognized until the 20th century. In order to succeed in an IIED lawsuit, the plaintiff has to establish 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 directly 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 Franklin, New Jersey Tort Lawyer Help?

If you think that someone might have committed a tort against you in Franklin, New Jersey, you can sue the alleged wrongdoer to seek compensation for your injuries. And, of course, if you are being sued for a tort (or anything else), you are completely entitled to put up the best legal defense you can.

In either case, a Franklin, New Jersey attorney who is efficient in handling tort cases will be able to help. Your lawyer can advise you on the best trial strategy, should the case go to trial, and negotiate with the other side, to try and reach a resolution that both parties can live with.

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Life in Franklin

Franklin is located in Sussex County, New Jersey. As of 2010, its population is 5,045 people. Franklin's nickname is the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," because it's location is over rich land that has over one hundred and fifty minerals. Many of the minerals are fluorescent, hence the name, and twenty-five of the minerals are found nowhere else on earth! Therefore, Franklin is a very special place.

The largest employer is the New Jersey Zinc Company. Earlier, smaller companies mined zing and iron in Franklin. In the early nineteenth century, zinc deposits were found in Franklin. Since then, zinc has become significant for the Franklin economy. The smaller companies merged into one large effort via the New Jersey Zinc Company, formed in 1897.

A few attorneys call Franklin home. These attorneys serve as a source of legal guidance for Franklin residents.

Overall, Franklin is a small city filled with history and rich in culture and minerals!

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