What is a Tort Claim?

What is a Tort Claim?

Tort Claim

The phrase tort derives from the French meaning of wrong, so a tort claim today is a legal filing in which an individual looks to receive compensation due to another individual or entity’s wrongdoing. Torts are typically civil claims in which a plaintiff or accident victim suffered an assortment of economic/non-economic damages deriving from another person’s overall actions.

A tort claim directly pertains to one person being harmed by another, and some common damages in tort claims include the following:

  • Financial losses
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical injuries
  • Psychological injuries
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Among many others…

Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has helped countless clients with all sorts of unique tort claims, and we’re always here to support you or your loved one when in it comes to obtaining your rightful compensation to accommodate the subsequent damages a tortfeasor has implicated upon your livelihood.

Contact us today for a free case review so we can go over the details of your tort claim and put you in the best direction towards successful litigation. 

Types of Torts

There are generally three types of torts, including the following:

Intentional Torts

Intentional torts occur when a tortfeasor’s actions were deliberately taken and were the ultimate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries or damages, and some examples of intentional torts include the following:

  • Slander
  • Libel
  • Fraud
  • Misrepresentation
  • False imprisonment
  • Battery and assault
  • Wrongful death

These types of civil suits will typically leave the defendant liable for paying monetary and non-economic damages to the plaintiff. 

Negligent Torts

Negligent torts occur when an individual fails to abide by the behavior associated with a reasonable person, and how anyone reasonable would respond to their own personal duty of care towards others. It’s an important differentiation to note that negligent torts aren’t deliberate or intentional and that a plaintiff must be able to prove that their injuries or damages were subsequently caused by the defendant’s negligent breach of duty of care.

Some common negligent torts include the following:

There are obviously countless scenarios in which a negligent tort may be applicable to someone’s injuries, which is why it’s so crucial to have an experienced legal team on your side throughout the entirety of the process. Insurance companies will always try to lowball your settlement value from the get-go, but we’ll always ensure that you are adequately calculating and ultimately obtaining what’s rightfully yours!

Strict Liability Torts

Strict liability torts will primarily pertain to instances in which an individual or entity simply holds the liability of a plaintiff’s injuries, which is regardless of whether or not there were any negligent actions involved. Some of the more common examples of this type of tort include defective products, dog/animal attacks, and other dangerous activities associated with a responsible entity.

Defective products tend to be the most common cause of injury when it comes to strict liability torts, and it’s important to know that you won’t need to prove that a product manufacturer acted negligently when a defective product injures you or a loved one. Strict liability laws will hold these negligent manufacturers accountable for your injuries/damages in most cases, but of course, these types of product manufacturers will also be accompanied with esteemed defense teams.

So although you may not have to prove negligence in these types of tort claims, it’s inevitably crucial to have an experienced legal team working on your behalf.

Other Types of Tort Law

In order to be successful within any tort claim, the claimant must be capable of fully proving that they not only suffered injuries/damages, but that these injuries/damages were caused by the actions/inactions of the defendant. There are of course many instances in which the claimant must prove that negligence occurred in order to recover their rightful compensation.

The different types of tort law include the following:

  • Intentional torts
  • Negligence torts
  • Liability torts
  • Property torts
  • Nuisance torts
  • Economic torts

It’s also possible to bring about a tort claim against the federal government, or any specific branch of the government. These tort claims will particularly pertain to claimants recovering monetary damages due to injuries, property loss or even wrongful death. 

Suing the government is, of course, no easy task, but our team will know when it’s ultimately necessary within your tort claim and will be fully capable of presenting your case by holding certain governmental entities accountable for their negligence. 

Contact an Experienced Long Island Tort Claim Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured due to another individual or entity’s negligence, deliberate acts, or liability infractions, then you’ll likely have a valid tort claim.

Contact us today for a free case review so we can go over the finer details of your tort claim, and begin the proper first steps towards developing your claim for successful litigation and a potential trial.

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