The Elements that Define a Tort

Tort law is the area of law that allows people who have been injured to seek financial compensation to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is an integral part of the law, and it allows people to hold their injurers accountable for their carelessness and negligence.

If you have been injured in an accident, you will have to prove that a tort is present in order to get the money you need. Torts are made up of four individual elements, all of which must be in place for a tort to exist. The Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you with your personal injury needs. Contact us today by calling (405) 239-7046.

The Four Elements

Torts are made up of four elements. In order to win a personal injury case, all four of these elements must be in place:

  • The presence of a duty. We all have a duty to take steps to prevent injury from occurring to other people.
  • The breach of a duty. The defendant must have failed to live up to his duty to prevent injury from occurring to you.
  • An injury. You were injured.
  • The injury resulted from the breach. The defendant’s actions led to your injury.

If these four elements are in place, a tort has been committed and you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm may be able to help. Contact us today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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