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What are the Four Elements of a Tort?

Car accidents not only cause serious property damage, but they can also result in physical and emotional trauma that can impact every aspect of an auto accident victim’s life. If you have been injured in a car accident because of someone else’s negligent actions, you may want to file a civil lawsuit and pursue financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. In order to file a successful car accident claim, though, you must first prove that the four elements of a tort exist.

From fender benders to high-speed accidents, you don’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s reckless actions behind the wheel. Take the first step toward receiving financial compensation by contacting a dedicated Rhinelander auto accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

The Four Elements of a Tort

Every car accident case is unique; however, in order to have a chance at gaining financial compensation, you must prove the following four elements of a tort existed in your situation:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff an assumed duty of care, such as the defendant had the responsibility not to act recklessly behind the wheel
  • The defendant acted in a manner to breach the duty of care, like he or she ran a red light or tailgated the plaintiff
  • The plaintiff was injured
  • The plaintiff’s injury was caused by the defendant’s negligence, or the breach of duty of care

A knowledgeable Rhinelander auto accident lawyer can help you determine if all four elements of a tort are present in your case. If so, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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A Rhinelander car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can aid you in handling your case while you focus on your recovery. For more information about your legal options, contact one of our skilled attorneys today at 800-242-2874.

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