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The Four Elements of a Tort

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, addresses civil disputes between two parties where one party is seeking financial compensation from the other. These cases typically involve someone who was injured (plaintiff) and the other party who caused the injury in question (defendant). For a person to have a valid personal injury claim, his or her situation must meet the four elements of a tort.

You should not be forced to pay the price for an injury that wasn’t your fault. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, you need to hold the responsible party accountable for their wrongdoing. Take action today and call the San Diego personal injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal options.

Requirements for a Personal Injury Claim

To have a chance of winning your case and receiving financial compensation, you must meet all four of the following criteria of a tort:

  1. The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to not cause harm or to act in a way as to prevent an injury
  2. The defendant breached his or her duty
  3. The plaintiff suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury
  4. The injury was a direct result of the breach of duty

If all four of these points exist, the plaintiff can continue pursuing financial compensation.

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To get started fighting for the financial compensation you need to pay for your accident-related losses, call the San Diego personal injury lawyers of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123.

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