Torts and How They Relate To Personal Injury

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 11:50

A tort is a kind of action that can cause a person to become injured. This can occur in a number of different ways. A tort is also a type of action because of which an injured party can sue.

There are three forms of torts that can be found in a Personal Injury case.

The first is the general negligence tort. This is where a guilty party is found to be guilty of a tort in that they failed to prevent an injury from occurring to the another person.

The second tort is the strict liability tort. This is where a person is liable due to some specific kind of material that caused a person to get injured. This is especially used in cases where a person is injured because of some kind of defective material. For example, a personal injury case can involve a strict liability tort if a person was injured in an auto wreck due to faulty tires on a car.

The intentional wrong tort is the third tort in personal injury law. This is where an injury was caused by the guilty party on purpose. This is often the case in criminal activities. A person who commits this kind of tort can be liable not only for damages but also face jail time for his/her actions. Assault and battery are the most common form of Personal Injury cases where intentional wrong torts appear.

Tort law allows a person in a Personal Injury case to sue the guilty party for compensation. This compensation will be used to cover all the expenses that relate to the injured party’s injuries. These include expenses that a person has already paid for and any expenses that may be required later on. The expenses will have to be proven in court.

For the best chance of being awarded compensation for your injuries, be sure to enlist the services of an experienced Personal Injury attorney.

For more information regarding Personal Injury law and cases, please visit our Personal Injury article section