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The Elements of a Tort

Before a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation can proceed, there are a few criteria that must be clearly established in order to validate the case. Victims of accidents caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness are likely to suffer significant injuries and may also experience severe financial or emotional distress. Unless they are able to demonstrate that the case includes the four elements of a tort, however, they will be unable to attempt to recover compensation through legal action.

If you or your loved one has suffered harm due to another person or organization’s failure to uphold its duty to avoid causing injury, we can help. Contact the Louisville personal injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 to schedule a free consultation in which to discuss the potential viability of your case.

What are the Four Elements of a Tort?

A tort is a legal term used to describe any wrong doing or breach of civil duty that causes harm. Before you can take legal action, you must first establish that the following are true:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a certain duty of care
  • The defendant acted or failed to act and thereby breached that duty
  • The plaintiff suffered an injury of some kind
  • The injury was directly caused by the breach of civil duty

Get in touch with a skilled legal representative today and take the first step toward recovering financial compensation.

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For more information on your case and whether or not there is sufficient evidence to persuasively assert that all four elements of a tort are present, contact the Louisville personal injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 today.

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