Menomonee Falls Tort Lawyers

Find the right Litigation attorney in Menomonee Falls, WI

Litigation Lawyers in Menomonee Falls

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

Essentially, any bad act in Menomonee Falls, 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 Menomonee Falls, 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 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Negligence: In Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, negligence is the most commonly-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 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, fraud is a fairly common tort that the local court system has to deal with, though it may not be quite as common 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.

Battery: Battery in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 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 practically 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 Menomonee Falls, 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 actually 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 Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Tort Lawyer Help?

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

In both cases, a reputable Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 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.

Talk to a Law Attorney now!

Life in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a village in Waukesha County. It is located in the Milwaukee metro area, and is generally considered a suburb of Milwaukee. It has a population of about 32,000 people, which makes it the most populous village in Wisconsin.

Menomonee Falls is known for marrying small-town charm with the all the convenience of a thriving modern community. And because it is relatively close to the largest city in Wisconsin, residents can easily partake of the many activities and attractions that only a big city can offer, while still living in a quiet, tight-knit community.

Menomonee Falls is the native home, or current residence, of several famous people, including an U.S. Congressman, the drummer of the band Fall Out Boy, and several major league baseball players, professional football players, and professional golfers.

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin attracts visitors with its beautiful scenery, small town charm, and unique shopping and dining options offered by its many local businesses.

There are plenty of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin attorneys who can probably handle whatever type of legal case you may have. If you or a loved one has any legal problem, a Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin lawyer is the person to call.

Clients Rate LegalMatch Attorneys
(click to read reviews)

Howard B.
Howard B.

Business - Litigation

Rye Brook, NY

Mark B.
Mark B.

Business - Litigation

Roseland, NJ

David A.
David A.

Business - Litigation

Walnut Creek, CA