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Understanding Tort Law

Personal injury cases include things like medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and falls, product liability, and even animal attacks. All of these situations fall under a category of law called torts. Under tort law, a victim of an injury seeks financial compensation from the person or entity whose negligence caused the injury.

If another party’s recklessness has caused you or someone you know to suffer an injury, you may consider seeking damages under tort law. For a Wisconsin personal injury attorney, contact the respected firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.

The Three Types of Torts

Depending on the situation in question and the damages accrued, these civil suits can fall under three different types of torts. Determining the category of tort is important because it outlines what you will have to prove in your case. These types include:

  • Negligent
  • Intentional
  • Absolute liability

Elements of a Tort

Additionally, there are different elements of a tort that you must demonstrate when you bring your case before a court. The four elements of a tort are:

  • Duty – the party at fault owed a certain duty of care to the injured party
  • Breach of duty – the party at fault ignored said duty, injuring the victim
  • Causation – this breach of duty caused the injury (can also be a failure to act, or the end result after a chain of events)
  • Injury – there must be a demonstrable injury, such as physical or financial, but sometimes emotional suffering counts as well

Contact Us

If you have suffered from an injury that was the result of another party’s negligence, you may have a tort case which can earn you financial compensation for your injury. For help in proving your case, talk to a personal injury attorney from the Wisconsin law firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.

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