The Four Elements of a Tort
When you suffer an injury, the costs associated with your medical treatment and rehabilitation can constitute a serious financial burden that you may be unable to pay. If the accident was the result of another party’s negligence, however, you may be able to obtain compensation from the person or group at fault if you are able to clearly and effectively demonstrate that the case is a tort.
Proving a tort will require the services of a skilled legal representative. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, contact an experienced Champaign accident attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about your legal options.
Identifying the Four Tort Elements
In order to demonstrate the existence of a tort, your legal representation must be able to show that the following four elements exist for your case:
- The accused had a duty, in most personal injury cases, to act in a way that did not cause you to become injured.
- The accused committed a breach of that duty.
- An injury occurred to you.
- The breach of duty was the proximate cause of your injury.
With all four of these elements present, you will likely be able to secure financial compensation for your accident from the negligent party that harmed you.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident caused by the careless behavior of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact a dedicated Champaign accident attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 328-2828 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.