Gloucester Tort Lawyers

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

In Gloucester, 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 Gloucester, 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 Gloucester, New Jersey

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most often dealt with in the courts of Gloucester, 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 Gloucester, New Jersey. Fraud is a lie that one person tells to another, with the intent to harm the other person, usually 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 Gloucester, New Jersey 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 actually 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 essentially 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: This is a tort in Gloucester, New Jersey that involves emotional distress, and does not need 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 actually causes the intended distress.

How Can A Gloucester, New Jersey Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Gloucester, New Jersey, you have a legal power to seek compensation. Furthermore, if someone has sued you, alleging that you committed a tort, you have a right to mount a legal defense.

In either case, a Gloucester, New Jersey attorney who is experienced 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 Gloucester

Gloucester, also known as Gloucester Township, is located in New Jersey's Camden County. It has a population of around 64,634, per the 2010 census.

Many may not think so, but Gloucester has been home to some famous residents. These celebrities include John A. Dramesi, Kyle Hines, Jim Jackson, Sandra Love, and David R. Mayer.

Another surprise to some may be that Gloucester is also home to some practicing attorneys. These attorneys have established law offices where they practice law, consult with clients, and work diligently to serve their clients' needs.

Overall, Gloucester offers a wonderful quality of life to anyone and everyone.

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