Elements of a Tort
A tort is an action that negligently causes personal or financial harm to another person. The person or entity that commits a tort is known as a tortfeasor. Under the law, the victim of a tortfeasor can seek financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim against him, her, or it.
Tort law can be difficult to navigate. It is in your best interest to seek legal help if you have been injured in an accident and you believe that the other party is liable. An experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from the Hankey Law Office can help you explore your options and determine what steps to take next. Call us at 317-634-8565.
Constructing a Personal Injury Claim
In order to receive compensation, you will need to demonstrate that all of the following elements apply to the injuries you have suffered:
- The defendant failed to fulfill this duty of care.
- Your injuries were directly caused by this failure. There may have been other factors, but you cannot be compensated by the defendant unless his or her actions were the primary cause of your losses.
- Your injuries are severe enough to merit compensation. These injuries can be physical, emotional, or financial. However, you need evidence that they have significantly affected your life to the point that you need compensation.
If you are unsure whether your case meets these guidelines, an experienced personal injury attorney can review the details of your accident and inform you of your options.
To better understand the elements of your tort case, contact the experienced Indianapolis tort lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to schedule a case evaluation.