Mount Pleasant Tort Lawyers

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A "tort" in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is essentially any legally-recognized harm for which the victim is legally entitled to pursue compensation from the perpetrator.

In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a tort is essentially any bad thing that one person can do to another, which the law says the victim can sue over. This is called a "cause of action."

The law in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most frequently dealt with in the courts of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 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 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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 frequently 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.

Battery: Battery is defined by the law of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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 directly 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 typically 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: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. 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 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Tort Lawyer Help?

If you think that someone might have committed a tort against you in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 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 situation, a Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 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 Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a city located in South Carolina. Some history on this charming city is that over three hundred years ago, it was home to the homes of the first Europeans. Since then, Mount Pleasant has developed into a wonderful city for families to live in, and local businesses to establish themselves.

Popular attractions to visit include the Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum, Boone Hall Plantation, the Charlestown National Golf Club, Charleston Harbor and Water Taxi, Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park, Pitt Street Bridge, and Cinebarre.

Mount Pleasant is also home to experienced attorneys who have established themselves in various areas of law. These attorneys run successful legal practices and ensure the best legal services to their clients.

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