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What are the elements of a tort lawsuit?

When someone brings a personal injury case against another individual or group, there are four different elements which must be present and proven in order for the plaintiff to be awarded compensation. These four elements include:

  • Injury – An injury must have occurred, typically a physical injury or financial loss, although emotional and psychological damage are often also considered
  • Duty – The defendant had a responsibility to the plaintiff to refrain from the behavior that endangered them
  • Breach of Duty – The defendant failed to abide by said duty to the plaintiff
  • Causation – The actions of the defendant, or lack of action, was the cause of the injury

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another individual or party, you could be entitled to compensation for physical, financial, and emotional suffering you’ve experienced. A Wisconsin personal injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you need. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.

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