Midvale Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Midvale

A "tort" in Midvale, Utah 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 Midvale, Utah, 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 Midvale, Utah 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 Midvale, Utah

Negligence: In Midvale, Utah, negligence is the most frequently-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 is another prevalent tort litigated in Midvale, Utah courts. Fraud is defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of facts made for financial, or other personal gain, which causes harm to someone else. Typically, fraud is committed when a product or service is sold, and the seller lies about the nature or quality of the thing being sold. If, in deciding to buy what the fraudster is selling, the victim relies on the false statements, the seller has committed fraud. The buyer can then sue the seller, to seek compensation for their losses. At the very least, they will typically receive the difference between the fair market value of the thing they bought, and what they paid for it.

Battery: Battery in Midvale, Utah is defined as any harmful or offensive contact with the person of another, without the victim's consent. Punching someone in the face would qualify as battery, as would basically any unwanted physical contact, particularly of a sexual nature. It can also occur when a doctor operates on a body part without the patient's consent.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as IIED, was not recognized in Midvale, Utah as a legitimate tort until the early to mid 20th Century. Nonetheless, since it became available as a cause of action, it has become one of the most common sources of civil litigation in the tort context. IIED is committed when a person engages in "outrageous" conduct towards another person, with actual intent of causing mental trauma or distress, and then truly causes the intended result. Physical injuries are not necessary to prove IIED, but if the emotional trauma is so severe that it causes physical symptoms (such as a heart attack, in the most extreme cases), the defendant will be liable for them, as well.

How Can A Midvale, Utah Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has injured you, either intentionally or negligently, in Midvale, Utah, 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 apparent reasons.

In either situation, a Midvale, Utah tort lawyer will be able to advise you of your rights, and ensure that you have the best possible chance of prevailing in your case.

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Life in Midvale

Midvale, Utah is a city located in Salt Lake County. It has a population of about 27,000 people.

Prior to the arrival of white settlers, the area now known as Midvale was populated by the Ute Indians, and had been for thousands of years. When settlers arrived in the 19th Century, growth of the town was very slow, and its economy was based almost entirely on subsistence agriculture.

However, the town began to grow, both in population and wealth, with the discovery of rich mineral reserves. Once word got out in the 1850sabout the area's natural wealth, large-scale settlement began.

Modernly, Midvale is closely linked to Salt Lake City, economically. Many people who live in Midvale are employed in the much larger urban center of Salt Lake City. Midvale enjoys the quiet and friendly character of a small town, but its proximity to a large city allows residents to partake of the attractions and amenities that only a big city can offer.

If you have a legal issue, there's probably at least one Midvale, Utah lawyer who can handle it. Midvale, Utah attorneys are highly skilled, and are capable of assisting clients with almost any legal problem.

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