Greenfield Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Greenfield

If you have been wronged by someone in Greenfield, Wisconsin, and have sustained a tangible loss as a result, you may have been the victim of a "tort," and entitled to pursue compensation from the person who wronged you, through the legal system.

Typically, any bad act in Greenfield, Wisconsin that gives you the legal right to sue the person who committed the act, is a tort. Your particular right to sue is called a "cause of action."

The law in Greenfield, Wisconsin recognizes dozens of different torts. Some of them are fairly obscure, and don't come up frequently, and are largely relics of the common law. The torts that a person is most likely to deal with at some time in his or her life are negligence, fraud, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Types of Torts in Greenfield, Wisconsin

Negligence: In Greenfield, Wisconsin, negligence is, far and away, the most prevalent tort that the civil litigation system has to deal with. Negligence is a failure to exercise the level of caution that's necessary in a particular situation, and causing harm (physical injury or property damage) as a direct result of this failure. An obvious example is drunk driving. If a person is drunk behind the wheel, and causes an accident, they are clearly going to be required to compensate the victim for whatever harm they cause, since driving while intoxicated is very careless, and everybody should know this. Of course, there are many other cases, most of them far less apparent, where negligence can occur.

Fraud: In Greenfield, Wisconsin, fraud is a fairly prevalent tort that the local court system has to deal with, though it may not be quite as prevalent 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.

element of battery is pretty straightforward: if you engage in physical contact with another that causes pain and/or injury, you've committed battery. It's crucial to note that the contact does not need to be harmful to amount to battery - it can also be offensive. What constitutes "offensive" contact is largely subjective, and unless the conduct is truly sleazy (unwanted sexual contact, for example), a battery lawsuit is pretty unlikely to result. One of the more grave forms of battery can occur when a patient is in surgery, and the surgeon, for whatever reason, operates on the wrong body part. Because the patient did not consent to this contact, the surgeon has committed a severe form of battery.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as IIED, was not recognized in Greenfield, Wisconsin 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 Greenfield, Wisconsin Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Greenfield, Wisconsin, you have a legal power to seek compensation. Moreover, if someone has sued you, alleging that you committed a tort, you have a right to mount a legal defense.

In either of those situations, you will almost definitely benefit from the counsel of a competent tort lawyer in Greenfield, Wisconsin. 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 Greenfield

Greenfield, Wisconsin is a city located in Milwaukee County. Its current population is estimated to be about 35,000 people.

Greenfield was formed as a distinct town, out of unincorporated territory in Milwaukee County, in 1957. It was the final municipality in Milwaukee County to incorporate. Greenfield is doing fairly well, economically, with less than 5% of the population living below the poverty line, and a median family income of about ,000, about the same as the state average, which is good compared to many other parts of the region which have been particularly hard-hit by the recession of the early 2010s.

Greenfield, like much of Wisconsin outside the cities, is known for its beautiful natural scenery, boasting rolling green hills, lakes, and rivers. Because of this, Greenfield is home to a large number of parks and recreational areas, featuring hiking, boating, and fishing, among other outdoor activities which are popular among residents and visitors alike.

If you live in Greenfield, Wisconsin, or other parts of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, you're in luck. There are many Greenfield, Wisconsin lawyers who can help you with just about any legal problem you might have. If you think you need legal assistance, you should call a Greenfield, Wisconsin lawyer as soon as possible.

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