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What are the different types of tort lawsuits?

Tort suits, also known as personal injury lawsuits, involve the payment of damages to a plaintiff who was harmed by the actions or lack of action of another individual or entity. There are three different kinds of torts. These include negligence torts, intentional torts, and absolute liability torts. In cases of negligence, it is alleged that a person or entity’s negligent behavior, where a duty of care was owed, is responsible for the injuries of the plaintiff. For intentional torts, the action must have been intentional, but not necessarily with the intent to cause harm. Finally, for absolute liability cases, also known as strict liability, the defendant can be held liable even if every action was taken to prevent the possibility of injury. These cases most often involve product liability, in which a defective product was the cause of an injury despite the company’s attempts to exercise caution during manufacturing.

Tort law can be very complex, making the support of a skilled attorney extremely valuable. If you or someone you love was injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you could be entitled to compensation. For more information regarding your rights, contact a Wisconsin personal injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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