Parsippany Tort Lawyers

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

In Parsippany, 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 Parsippany, 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 Parsippany, New Jersey

Negligence: In Parsippany, New Jersey, negligence is, far and away, the most common 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 particular 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 very careless, and everybody should know this. Of course, there are many other cases, most of them far less obvious, where negligence can occur.

Fraud: In Parsippany, New Jersey, fraud is a fairly common tort that the local court system has to deal with, though it may not be quite as common as negligence. To put it in the simplest terms possible, fraud is a deliberate lie that causes tangible harm (such as financial loss) to the person to whom the lie is told. Fraud is committed in a wide variety of contexts, but it most often happens when someone is trying to sell a product for more than it's worth. They might lie to a prospective buyer about the product's quality or value. If the buyer relies on this misrepresentation when deciding to buy the product, they are the victim of fraud, and have a right to sue the seller for their financial losses, and possibly recover punitive damages.

Battery: Battery in Parsippany, 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 basically 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: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as IIED, was not recognized in Parsippany, New Jersey 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 actually 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 Parsippany, New Jersey Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has harmed you, either intentionally or negligently, in Parsippany, New Jersey, 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 likely want to, for obvious reasons.

Whatever your situation, a tort lawyer who has expertise in representing people in Parsippany, New Jersey 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 Parsippany

Parsiappny, a.k.a. Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, is located in Morris County, New Jersey. The name stems from the Native American word "parsipanong," which means "the place where the river winds through the valley." In 2006, Money Magazine ranked the city seventeenth amongst The Best Places to Live in the United States. In 2008, the rank increased to thirteenth.

The city is also known because it has been referenced in both television and films. References include the television sitcom Seinfeld, specifically "The Mom Pop Store" episode. Film references include The Ex, Beer League, and The Karate Kid.

Many attorneys practice in Pasippany. These attorneys focus on providing personalized legal services to their clients. Therefore any and every legal need of residents and businesses can easily be handled by the legal force in Parsippany.

Famous residents include Keith Ferris, James Jean, Jeff Koyen, Robert Lazzarini, Johnnie Moran, Joe Orsulak, Angelo Savoldi, and Chris Singleton.

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