Cheyenne Tort Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Cheyenne

If you have been wronged by someone in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 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 Cheyenne, Wyoming 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."

Cheyenne, Wyoming's laws recognize many different torts. Nonetheless, the civil litigation system only deals with a few of these dozens of torts with any frequency. While the most obscure torts are sometimes litigated, there are only a small amount that the ordinary person is likely to deal with (either as a plaintiff or defendant) at some point in their lives. They include fraud, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and battery.

Types of Torts in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Negligence: In Cheyenne, Wyoming, negligence is, far and away, the most common 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 obvious, where negligence can occur.

Fraud: Fraud is another common tort litigated in Cheyenne, Wyoming courts. Fraud is defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of facts made for financial, or other personal gain, which causes harm to someone else. Usually, 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 usually receive the difference between the fair market value of the thing they bought, and what they paid for it.

Battery: Battery in Cheyenne, Wyoming 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 Cheyenne, Wyoming 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 Cheyenne, Wyoming Tort Lawyer Help?

If someone has committed a tort against in you Cheyenne, Wyoming, you have a legal option 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 instances, a reputable Cheyenne, Wyoming 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 Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming. It is located in Laramie County and is home to around 60,000 people. Neighboring areas include Crow Creek and Dry Creek.

Top employers include Great Lakes Airlines, Taco John's Headquarters, Wyoming Financial Center, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Sierra Trading Post, Vestas, and Laramie County Community College.

Cheyenne is home to attorneys who actively practice and tend to the legal needs of residents. For complex legal cases, these attorneys refer their clients, both residents and corporations, to law firms in neighboring areas. All in all, the legal needs of residents and local businesses are catered to.

Some popular attractions in the city include Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Little Theatre Players, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and the Wyoming Transportation Museum.

Popular faces associated with Cheyenne in one way or another include Curt Gowdy, Richard V. Thomas, Dan Zwonitzer, Sammy Davis Jr., Chris Ledoux, and Neil Diamond.

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