Bryan Tort Lawyers

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A "tort" in Bryan, Texas is basically any legally-recognized harm for which the victim is legally entitled to pursue compensation from the perpetrator.

In Bryan, Texas, a tort is basically 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."

Statutes and appellate court rulings in Bryan, Texas recognize a very large number of different torts. However, most of these torts are largely relics of history, and are no longer litigated very often, if at all. There are only a few that the average person has a decent chance of dealing with at least once in their lives. They include, but aren't limited to, negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Bryan, Texas

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most common tort that results in litigation in Bryan, Texas. Negligence is a failure to exercise the amount of care appropriate for a given situation, and causing harm to someone else as a result of this carelessness. For example, running a red light is inherently careless. If you run a red light, and cause personal injury or property damage, you are liable for the harm you caused. Of course, this is just one example, and negligence can occur in essentially any context.

Fraud: Fraud is an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly often by courts in Bryan, Texas. 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 variety of different contexts. For example, 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 Bryan, Texas 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. However, in most cases like that, the plaintiff hasn't suffered 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 Bryan, Texas that involves emotional distress, and does not require 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 Bryan, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Bryan, Texas, you have a legal authority 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 both examples, a good Bryan, Texas tort lawyer will probably prove indispensable. The best thing you can do early in the process is make a good-faith effort to negotiate a settlement with the other side, to prevent the matter from going to trial in the first place, which will often prove more costly than settling. Most tort lawyers are also skilled negotiators, and will be able to help you on this front, too.

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Life in Bryan

Bryan is located in Texas's Brazos County, with a population nearing 76,300 people. It is surrounded by Brazos Valley and College Station. Specifically, it is near Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. As evidence, Bryan has a convenient central location!

Bryan's economy is primarily driven by Texas A M University, the Bryan Independent School District, Sanderson Farms, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Alenco, and the City of Bryan. The legal industry also has a presence in Bryan because many attorneys call Bryan home. Also, with Bryan being so central to many large cities with top-tier law firms, local businesses and residents have access to top notch legal services.

Famous residents include Terry H. Anderson, Kent Caperton, Chester Dunning, Claude Hall, Devin Lemons, J. Milton Nance, Doug Supernaw, Ty Warren, Jack Kingston, and Lou Zaeske.

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