Missouri City Tort Lawyers

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

When a tort is committed in Missouri City, Texas, 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."

In Missouri City, Texas, there are laws and court rulings that recognize scores of different torts. Many of these torts are very obscure, and are almost never litigated. In the modern era, the torts that the average person is most likely to face are fraud, negligence, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Types of Torts in Missouri City, Texas

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most common tort that results in litigation in Missouri City, 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: Unlike negligence, fraud is an intentional tort. Like negligence, courts in Missouri City, Texas deal with it quite frequently. 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 happens 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 case, 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 severe 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 Missouri City, 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 Missouri City, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If you believe that you've been the victim of a tort in Missouri City, Texas, you have a right to go to court and attempt to prove your case. On the other hand, if you find that you are being sued for a tort, and believe that you aren't liable, you have every right to defend yourself in court.

In either of those cases, you will almost certainly benefit from the counsel of a competent tort lawyer in Missouri City, Texas. In addition to improving your chances of winning your case, should it go to trial, a good lawyer will also make every effort to prevent the issue from going to trial in the first place, by attempting to negotiate a settlement with the other side that's acceptable to both parties.

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Life in Missouri City

Missouri City is, believe it or not, a city in Texas. It is primarily located in Fort Bend County, wiht a portion located in Harris County. It has a population in the mid 50,000s.

Some great sites to check out while visited Missouri City include the Senior Road Tower, KRIV-TV Tower, KHOU-TV Tower, KTRK-TV Tower, Blue Ridge Tower, Richland Towers and American Towers.

The area is also home to many well established attorneys who are very knowledgeable in many areas of law. Thus, residents and local businesses need not travel far in order to receive excellent legal services.

Famous people who have once called Missouri City home include Crystle Steward, Doug Brocail, Bruce Matthews, Sean Jones, Alonzo Highsmith, Warren Moon and James Loney.

Overall, this is a great city to stop by in and visit when in Texas!

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