Wichita Falls Tort Lawyers

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A "tort" in Wichita Falls, 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 Wichita Falls, 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."

The law of Wichita Falls, Texas recognizes various dozen different torts, but only a few of them are truly litigated with any frequency, and many of them are relics of a bygone age. However, there are a few torts that are litigated very frequently. These torts are negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Wichita Falls, Texas

Negligence: This is by far the tort that is most frequently dealt with in the courts of Wichita Falls, 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 noticeable example, and there are a practically infinite number of situations in which a negligence lawsuit can arise.

Fraud: Fraud in Wichita Falls, Texas is another fairly typical tort. It is a deliberate misrepresentation made for personal gain, at the expense of another. It normally 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: Battery is defined by the law of Wichita Falls, 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. Nonetheless, in most cases like that, the plaintiff hasn't sustained 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 Wichita Falls, 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 typically comes in the form of a report from a psychiatrist who evaluated the plaintiff's mental condition.

How Can A Wichita Falls, Texas Tort Lawyer Help?

If you think that someone might have committed a tort against you in Wichita Falls, Texas, you can sue the alleged wrongdoer to seek compensation for your injuries. And, of course, if you are being sued for a tort (or anything else), you are completely entitled to put up the best legal defense you can.

In either of those situations, you will almost definitely benefit from the counsel of a competent tort lawyer in Wichita Falls, Texas. In addition to improving your chances of winning your case, should it go to trial, a reliable 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 Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls is a city located in Wichita County, Texas. Per the 2010 census its reported population is 104,553. The city is known because it is home to the "World's Largest Skyscraper." Another popular site is the Sheppard Air Force Base.

Wichita is home to many attorneys who work in surrounding cities at mid to large size firms, as well as well-experienced attorneys who have established local law offices. Therefore, the legal force in Wichita Falls is well-experienced and offers services in a variety of legal areas. Attorneys who have the larger firm experience are excellent at handling multiple legal matters efficiently. Whereas the attorneys who have established their small law offices excel in providing clients with personalized legal services. Residents and local businesses have access to attorneys with both characteristics and are therefore very blessed.

Famous residents (past and present) include Greyson Chance, Don Cherry, Phyllis Coates, Paul Eggers, Eddie Hill, Khari Long, Bill McDonald, Llyod Ruby, Bernard Scott, Nathan Vasher and Dave Willis.

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