North Richland Hills Tort Lawyers

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A "tort" in North Richland Hills, 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 North Richland Hills, Texas, thereby giving the victim the legal right to sue the person who allegedly harmed them, the victim's right to sue is identified as a "cause of action."

In North Richland Hills, 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 North Richland Hills, Texas

Negligence: Negligence is by far the most prevalent tort that results in litigation in North Richland Hills, 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 virtually any context.

Fraud: Fraud is an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly often by courts in North Richland Hills, Texas. Fraud is a lie that one person tells to another, with the intent to harm the other person, typically 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 North Richland Hills, 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 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. 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: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in North Richland Hills, Texas. 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 suffered 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 North Richland Hills, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If you have been the victim of a tort in , Texas, you have the right to seek legal redress. And if you have been sued for a tort, you have a right to defend yourself.

In either case, a North Richland Hills, Texas attorney who is efficient in handling tort cases will be able to help. Your lawyer can advise you on the best trial strategy, should the case go to trial, and negotiate with the other side, to try and reach a resolution that both parties can live with.

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Life in North Richland Hills

North Richland Hills is located in Texas's Tarrant County. It is recognized as a suburb of Fort Worth. The 2010 census reported its population to be 63,343 people.

An interesting fact is that in 2006, this area was included as one of the "Top 100 Best Places to Live in America" by Money Magazine.

Top employers include Birdville Independent School District, Wal-Mart, North Hills Hospital, Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Tarrant County College-Northeast Campus, Tyson Prepared Foods, ATI Career Training Center, and Con-Way Freight Inc. There are also a decent number of law offices and well-experienced attorneys that reside in North Richland Hills. These offices and attorneys are sufficient to provide residents and local businesses with excellent legal guidance.

Kambri Crews, author of the popular book Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir featured North Richland Hills in the book. Also, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush actor and singer, Logan Henderson, is from North Richland Hills.

All in all, this is a wonderful area to visit or call home!

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