College Station Tort Lawyers

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

In College Station, Texas, 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."

Statutes and appellate court rulings in College Station, 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 frequently, 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 College Station, Texas

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most often dealt with in the courts of College Station, Texas. 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 evident 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 College Station, Texas 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 critical 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: This is a tort in College Station, Texas that involves emotional distress, and does not need 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 College Station, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has harmed you, either intentionally or negligently, in College Station, Texas, 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 both instances, a reputable College Station, 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 College Station

College Station is located in Brazos County, in the eastern central part of Texas. College Station is located near Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Per the 2010 census, the population of the city is 93,857 people.

College station is recognized because it is home to Texas AM University. In fact, the city is a quaint college town! Along with the university, other popular sites include the D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum and the George Bush Presidential Library.

Famous past residents include Sara Alpern, Robert A. Calvert, David M. Lee, Ross King, R.C. Slocum, Robert Gates, Tiffany Thornton, and Brek Shea.

College Station residents, being near some of Texas's largest cities, have easy access to the top-tier firms located in those cities. These surrounding cities have well-experienced, excellent attorneys that practice in many areas of law. Thus, any legal need of College Station residents and local businesses will not be unattended to.

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