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.