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The Four Elements of a Tort

If a person is injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another individual, he or she may be eligible to pursue legal action against the person responsible. Legal wrongs like accidents and injuries are considered to be a part of “tort law” and are civil actions that individuals may take to recover compensation for injuries and damage caused by an accident.

In order to prove liability in a personal injury case, the attorneys for the plaintiff will usually have to prove that the four elements of a tort are present in the case. For assistance with an injury claim, it is important to consult an experienced attorney for help with your case. Contact the Danville personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.

Elements of a Tort

In order to prove liability in a personal injury case, the four elements of a tort should be present. This means that the plaintiff must show that:

  • The defendant had a duty to the plaintiff, which typically includes a responsibility to behave in a safe and responsible manner or attempting to keep others from harm
  • The defendant breached that duty, perhaps by behaving in a reckless or irresponsible manner
  • The plaintiff suffered injury of some sort
  • The injuries were caused by the actions of the defendant

For many people, accidents can be very costly in terms of lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. If you have been injured, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. However, proving the above four elements of a tort can be very complicated. To wage the best fight for the compensation you deserve, contact a Danville personal injury lawyer to help you with your case.

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The Danville personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., are here to help you if you have been hurt in an accident caused by reckless or negligent behavior on the part of another individual. For help with your case, contact us at (217) 443-4343 today.