Levittown Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Levittown

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

When a tort is committed in Levittown, New York, thereby giving the victim the legal right to sue the person who allegedly harmed them, the victim's right to sue is known as a "cause of action."

The law in Levittown, New York 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 Levittown, New York

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most often dealt with in the courts of Levittown, New York. 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: Unlike negligence, fraud is an intentional tort. Like negligence, courts in Levittown, New York deal with it quite often. Put simply, fraud is a lie told for personal gain. It requires an affirmative misrepresentation, which the speaker knows to be false, intended to induce the victim to render some benefit to the speaker, which causes actual harm (such as financial loss) to the victim. It occurs most often when somebody is trying to sell something for more than it's worth, and lies about the nature or value of the product to the buyer. If the buyer relies on the seller's false statements of fact in making the decision to buy the product, the seller has committed fraud. In such a situation, the buyer is legally entitled to compensation for the harm suffered as a result of the fraud.

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 grave 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: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in Levittown, New York. It is committed when someone deliberately causes emotional distress or trauma to another person by engaging in outrageous conduct, with the intent of causing such distress. Note that the defendant does not need to cause physical injuries to the plaintiff to be liable for IIED, but the plaintiff does have to produce evidence that they sustained emotional distress. This evidence usually comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Levittown, New York Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has harmed you, either intentionally or negligently, in Levittown, New York, 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.

In either case, a Levittown, New York 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 Levittown

Levittown, New York is a hamlet, and census-designated place, located on Long Island, in Nassau County. It has a population of about 55,000 people.

Levittown was built as a planned community, starting shortly after the end of WWII, with construction complete in the early 1950s. It was one of the first planned communities in the U.S., and one of the largest at the time. It quickly became a symbol of suburban America and the unbridled optimism of the postwar era. Levittown is named after the construction firm Levitt Sons, which developed the community, and is largely credited with inventing modern suburban America, for good and ill. "Levittown" became a disparaging term for large, bland, suburban developments featuring identical homes. Ironically, however, the homes currently in Levittown have been remodeled or rebuilt to such an extent that there is now a great deal of architectural variety.

Modernly, Levittown is an affluent community, with a median family income of over ,000, and just over 1% of the population living below the poverty line.

Accordingly, the lawyers in Levittown, New York are used to handling fairly sophisticated cases. If you have a legal issue, whether it deals with real estate, family, criminal, or any other area of law, you can be sure that there is probably a Levittown, New York lawyer who can help.

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