Spanish Fork Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Spanish Fork

A "tort" in Spanish Fork, 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 Spanish Fork, Utah, 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."

The law of Spanish Fork, Utah recognizes many dozen different torts, but only a few of them are really litigated with any frequency, and many of them are relics of a bygone age. However, there are a few torts that are litigated very commonly. These torts are negligence, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Spanish Fork, Utah

Negligence: In Spanish Fork, Utah, 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: In Spanish Fork, Utah, fraud is a fairly frequent tort that the local court system has to deal with, though it may not be quite as frequent as negligence. To put it in the simplest terms possible, fraud is a deliberate lie that causes tangible harm (such as financial loss) to the person to whom the lie is told. Fraud is committed in a wide variety of contexts, but it most often happens when someone is trying to sell a product for more than it's worth. They might lie to a prospective buyer about the product's quality or value. If the buyer relies on this misrepresentation when deciding to buy the product, they are the victim of fraud, and have a right to sue the seller for their financial losses, and possibly recover punitive damages.

harmful or offensive, and non-consensual. For example, slapping someone on the face would be a clear case of battery, because that contact is harmful, and probably offensive as well. Unwanted physical conduct, especially of a sexual nature, is considered offensive by just about everyone, and would also be considered battery even if it causes no physical injuries. Sometimes, a doctor will operate on the wrong body part, which the patient did not consent to be operated on. And, sometimes, doctors have performed entire operations while the patient was unconscious, which the patient didn't consent to. This is also battery, and can result in a very costly lawsuit for the doctor, though such cases are quite rare.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: This is a tort in Spanish Fork, Utah that involves emotional distress, and does not need 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 really causes the intended distress.

How Can A Spanish Fork, Utah Tort Lawyer Help?

If somebody has hurt you, either intentionally or negligently, in Spanish Fork, 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 evident reasons.

Whatever your situation, a tort lawyer who has expertise in representing people in Spanish Fork, Utah tort cases can advise you on the best way to proceed, and give you the best chance of winning your case, whatever side you're on.

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Life in Spanish Fork

With fourteen parks, ten tennis courts, and eight playgrounds, Spanish Forks Utah is one very active city. Named after a nearby river, Spanish Forks was first founded by missionaries. Spanish Forks is now home to 32,000 residents. Spanish Forks is located in Utah County, and has a city manager form of government.

Spanish Forks is home to major events throughout the year including: The Wind Festival, Fiesta Days, Festival of Lights, and the Harvest Moon Hurrah. The annual festivals draw visitors from near and far. Spanish Forks is also a very religious city, with a heavy concentration of Latter Day Saints, a religion that was first established in the region in 1855.

In addition to many other talented professionals, Spanish Forks is also home to some great lawyers. Spanish Forks lawyers are skilled in a wide range of practice areas and available to help their local client with any legal issue he or she may be facing.

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