Round Rock Tort Lawyers

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

When a tort is committed in Round Rock, Texas, thereby giving the victim the legal right to sue the person who allegedly harmed them, the victim's right to sue is recognized as a "cause of action."

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

Types of Torts in Round Rock, Texas

Negligence: In Round Rock, Texas, negligence is the most often-litigated tort. It is defined as a failure to act (in any situation) with a reasonable level of care, and causing harm as a result of that carelessness. For instance, if a store that's open to the public fails to remove ice from its front entrance, or put up any kind of warning, even though it knows that the ice is there, it is not exercising reasonable care. If anyone is injured as a result, the store owner will likely be required to compensate them for their injuries. This is, obviously, just an example.

Fraud: Fraud in Round Rock, Texas is another fairly frequent tort. It is a deliberate misrepresentation made for personal gain, at the expense of another. It usually involves selling a product to a person, while lying about the product's nature. If the buyer relies on the false information in making their purchasing decision, they are a victim of fraud, and can sue the person who defrauded them to recover their losses.

Battery: The law in Round Rock, Texas defines battery as any harmful or offensive contact by one person, with the body of another person, without the consent of the victim. Any punch, kick, strike, or slap would precisely amount to battery, since it is harmful, unless it happens in a context where the person being battered consented to it (a lawful boxing match, for example). However, conduct that doesn't cause any physical harm, but is "offensive," can also be considered battery. This most often comes up when one person initiates unwanted sexual contact with another.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, or IIED, is a relatively new tort in Round Rock, 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 sustained emotional distress. This evidence normally comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Round Rock, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has hurt you, either intentionally or negligently, in Round Rock, 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 evident reasons.

In both cases, a seasoned Round Rock, 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 Round Rock

Round Rock, Texas is a city located in Travis and Williamson Counties. Its population, as of a 2009 Census estimate, is about 100,000. This is up from 60,000 counted in the 2000 Census, making it an extremely fast-growing city.

In 2008, Round Rock was named by Money Magazine as one of the best small cities in the U.S. to live. It placed seventh, overall, out of hundreds of U.S. cities of comparable size. This is largely based on Round Rock's high average income, and explosive job growth. Round Rock also boasts some of the best public education in the state of Texas. Round Rock is the national headquarters of Dell Computer, which employs about 16,000 people in its local facilities.

Round Rock has made it through the recent recession much better than the average American city, thanks to its highly diversified economy.

This means that there is a thriving and diverse legal community in Round Rock. If you need a Round Rock, Texas lawyer, chances are good that you'll be able to find one. Whatever legal issue you may face, now or in the future, there's probably a Round Rock, Texas lawyer who can help.

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