If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligent, irresponsible actions of another party, you may want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Personal injury suits are categorized as “tort” lawsuits, in which an injured person or party pursues financial compensation for injuries caused by another person or party. Tort lawsuits are designed to bring justice for civil wrongs that occur between individual parties.
Tort lawsuits must contain particular elements so that the injured party can get the compensation they need. The required elements are as follows:
- Duty. The party must have had a particular civic duty to society to act in a particular way that would not cause harm to others.
- Breach of Duty. The party must have failed to perform or uphold this duty.
- Cauation. The breach of duty must have directly caused injury to the victim.
- Injury. The victim must provide proof of harm, including physical injury, emotional damage, or property loss.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can further explain tort lawsuits and can help you determine if you have the grounds to file for a personal injury case. If so, you may be eligible to receive fair compensation from the person or party who caused your injuries.
At Ravid & Associates, P.C., we hold firm to our principles that innocent victims should not be forced to suffer from the negligent actions of another party. To learn how we can help you, contact our Detroit personal injury lawyers at (866) 644-6587 to discuss your legal options.