The Elements of a Tort

Tort law is the segment of law that deals with financial compensation for injuries and damages, usually caused by negligence or malicious actions. If you are injured and someone else is at fault, tort law is the area of law that will allow you to fight for the money you deserve. However, in order to get the money you deserve following your injury, a tort must be in effect. A tort is made up of four elements which all must be in place for you to have a good chance at receiving financial compensation.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by someone else, the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. may be able to help. Contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

The Four Elements

Knowing the four elements of a tort and how they apply to your case may be a good litmus test when determining when you can fight to get the money you need. The four elements are:

  • The presence of a duty. On a day-to-day level, a duty is to behave in a way a reasonable person would to prevent injury from befalling someone else.
  • The breach of a duty. A breach has occurred when someone fails to act in a reasonable way to prevent an injury.
  • An injury must have occurred. You must have been injured in the course of events.
  • Causation must be in place. The breach of duty must have led, directly, to you being injured.

Simply put, a tort has been committed if you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault.

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If you or someone you love has been injured through someone else’s actions, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

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