Sheboygan Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Sheboygan

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

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

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

Types of Torts in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Negligence: Negligence is the most commonly-litigated tort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin's civil litigation system. Negligence occurs when somebody does not exercise the level of care that a "reasonable person" would exercise in a similar situation, and causes an injury as a direct result. As an example, most people know that running a stop sign at high speed is very careless, and no reasonable person would be expected to do such a thing. Doing so clearly falls below the ordinary standard of care. So, if a person runs a stop sign at high speed, and hits another car, causing injuries and property damage, they will be liable to the person they harmed for the cost of whatever harm they caused.

Fraud: Fraud is an intentional tort, unlike negligence. It is also dealt with fairly often by courts in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Fraud is a lie that one person tells to another, with the intent to harm the other person, normally by inducing them to give money or property to the person committing the fraud. Fraud can occur in a wide variety of different contexts. For example, suppose a jeweler tries to sell a fake diamond to a customer, by passing it off as the real thing. If the customer believes the jeweler's lie, and bases his buying decision on it, the jeweler has committed fraud. If the customer discovers this fraud, he will be able to sue the jeweler, and recover, at the very least, the difference between the value of the fake diamond, and what he paid for it.

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, particularly of a sexual nature, is considered offensive by just about everyone, and would also be considered battery even if it causes no physical injuries. Occasionally, a doctor will operate on the wrong body part, which the patient did not consent to be operated on. And, occasionally, 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 Sheboygan, Wisconsin that involves emotional distress, and does not require 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 Sheboygan, Wisconsin Tort Lawyer Help?

If you believe that you've been the victim of a tort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, you have a right to go to court and attempt to prove your case. On the other hand, if you find that you are being sued for a tort, and believe that you aren't accountable, you have every right to defend yourself in court.

In both examples, a brilliant Sheboygan, 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.

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Life in Sheboygan

Sheboygan is located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Per the 2010 census, the population is 49,288 people.

Popular sites include Above Beyond Children's Museum, Blue Harbor Resort, Bookworm Gardens, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory, and Whistling Straits.

The city is also home to many small law offices that cater to the legal needs of local residents and businesses.

Popular residents include Ray Buivid, John Dittrich, Joe Hauser, Wesley Lau, George Sauer, Carl Schuette, and E.E. Smith.

Overall, the city is a wonderful place to visit and live!

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