Business Torts

I am Wilson C. Pasley, a reputable Roanoke, Virginia, business tort lawyer serving professionals and the business community. With five years of courtroom experience and having prosecuted over 1,000 cases, I can provide the legal backbone when your business needs to defend business torts. Three elements must be established in every Virginia tort action. First, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant was under a legal duty to act in a particular fashion. Second, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached this duty by failing to conform his or her behavior accordingly. Third, the plaintiff must prove that he suffered injury or loss as a direct result of the defendant's breach.

The law of torts is derived from a combination of common-law principles and legislative enactments. Unlike actions for breach of contract, tort actions are not dependent upon an agreement between the parties to a lawsuit. Unlike criminal prosecutions, which are brought by the government, tort actions are brought by private citizens. Remedies for tortious acts include money damages and injunctions (court orders compelling or forbidding particular conduct). Tortfeasors are subject to neither fine nor incarceration in civil court.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a Roanoke business tort attorney on your Roanoke, Virginia, business tort.