The Elements that Define a Tort
Tort law allows people who have been injured to seek financial compensation to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is integral to the law, allowing people to hold their injurers accountable for their carelessness and negligence.
If you have been injured in an accident, you must prove that a tort is present to get the money you need. Torts comprise four 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. To win a personal injury case, all four of these elements must be in place:
- The presence of duty. We all have to take steps to prevent injury from occurring to other people.
- The breach of 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.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to 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.