Midwest Tort Lawyers

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A "tort" in Midwest, Oklahoma is essentially any legally-recognized harm for which the victim is legally entitled to pursue compensation from the perpetrator.

Essentially, a tort in Midwest, Oklahoma is any wrongful action committed by one individual against another, which gives the victim of the wrongdoing the legal right to sue the wrongdoer. This is identified as a "cause of action."

The law of Midwest, Oklahoma recognizes various dozen different torts, but only a few of them are truly litigated with any frequency, and many of them are relics of a bygone age. However, there are a few torts that are litigated very frequently. These torts are negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Midwest, Oklahoma

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most frequently dealt with in the courts of Midwest, Oklahoma. 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 noticeable example, and there are a practically infinite number of situations in which a negligence lawsuit can arise.

Fraud: Fraud in Midwest, Oklahoma is another fairly typical tort. It is a deliberate misrepresentation made for personal gain, at the expense of another. It normally involves selling a product to a person, while lying about the product's nature. If the buyer relies on the false information in making their purchasing decision, they are a victim of fraud, and can sue the person who defrauded them to recover their losses.

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 crucial 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 Midwest, Oklahoma. 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 typically comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Midwest, Oklahoma Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has injured you, either intentionally or negligently, in Midwest, Oklahoma, 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 apparent reasons.

In either situation, a Midwest, Oklahoma tort lawyer will be able to advise you of your rights, and ensure that you have the best possible chance of prevailing in your case.

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Life in Midwest

Believe it or not, but Midwest is the name of a city in Oklahoma. Per the 2010 census, 54,371 people call it home. It is located nearby Tinker Air Force Base. The city is recognized for enduring the wrath of two tornadoes in 1999 and 2003.

The two most popular attractions are Tinker Air Force Base and the Atkinson Heritage Center. Amongst other attractions is the list of famous residents, both past and present. This list includes names such as A.J. Hinch, Matt Kemp, Brian Tallet, Shelden Williams, Mike Gundy, Royce D. Applegate, and J.T. Realmuto.

Although Tinker Air Force Base is seen as a top employer, Midwest also has many law offices and small firms that cater to legal needs of residents and local businesses in many areas of law. Therefore, residents and businesses can remain rest assured because any and every legal need can be handled by Midwest's competent legal force.

Overall, Midwest is a great place to call home and a great place to visit!

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