Recognizing the Elements of a Tort
Being injured in a serious accident can leave you with a number of unanswered questions. You may be wondering if you will be able to seek financial compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Your ability to get this money is tied to your ability to prove your case is a tort. Torts are made up of four elements, all of which must be in place for you to expect to be able to win a verdict or settlement.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse because of someone else’s carelessness, the Cincinnati personal injury attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC may be able to help you get the compensation you need. Contact us today by calling 513-321-7733 to discuss your situation.
The Four Tort Elements
Torts are made up of the following four elements, all of which must be present in order for you to expect to get the money you may well deserve:
- The presence of a duty. Legally speaking, we all have a duty to act in such a way that will not cause other people to be injured.
- The breach of a duty. The defendant must have betrayed his or her duty to prevent injury.
- An injury occurred. You must have been injured.
- The presence of proximate cause. Your injury must have been directly caused by the breach of duty.
If all four of these elements are in place, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Injuries can be expensive, both emotionally and financially, and you may need compensation to help you recover. To learn more about what Stepleton Dugan, LLC may be able to do for you, contact our Cincinnati personal injury lawyers today by calling 513-321-7733.