Civil Torts & Negligence​

Areas of Practice

You were wronged by a non-contractual party. Your sense of moral indignation is spiking and you feel like somebody ought to pay you for the aggravation. The police won’t do anything about it because its not a criminal matter. So, where and how does this problem fit into the law? It’s probably a tort – which means it’s a civil wrong.

YLAW can discuss your situation and determine if the matter is a likely and cost-effective candidate for litigation.

 

COMMON HOT ISSUES:

SUING THE WRONG PARTY

ESTABLISHING A DUTY TO CARE

STATUTE BARRED – OUT OF TIME

Some examples of torts include:

Negligence: a careless act that causes harm to another person

Defamation: a public statement that compromises one’s reputation

Trespass: infringement of a legal right to property

Nuisance: unlawfully annoyed or disturbed in the enjoyment of land

Assault: intentionally causing a reasonable apprehension of impending harm

Battery: intention to injure or compromise a person’s autonomy, dignity, or security

Invasion of Privacy: intentional intrusion into private affairs

Product Liability: damages for injuries suffered by a buyer of a defective product

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: reckless and intentional disregard for others.

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