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Tort Claims

Have you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, and are now filing a civil litigation lawsuit? An experienced tort claim attorney at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran is committed to seeing you are awarded damages.

Tort is the legal term used to describe a wrongdoing that can be remedied by awarding damages. A tort forms the basis for a lawsuit, which is a dispute that is brought to court for a judge or jury to resolve.

If someone else’s actions caused you to suffer an injury or loss, and you’ve arrived at the point where a lawsuit is necessary, it’s time to call a tort claim attorney who will fight for you in court and make sure you’re awarded damages so you can resolve the issue and move forward with your life.

What kinds of tort claims does a tort claim attorney cover?

Tort claims are classified into four categories: negligent, intentional, strict liability, and product liability. A seasoned tort claim attorney can help you navigate the process and prove your case in all categories.

Negligent torts

Negligent torts are the most common. They occur when a person or company acts in a careless manner, causing you to suffer an injury or financial loss. While their careless behavior may not be intentional, it still causes harm to you, and they are responsible for the consequences that brings.

Here are some examples of negligent torts:

  • A surgeon removes a patient’s right kidney, but was supposed to remove the left kidney.
  •  Someone sustains a serious injury because a property owner didn’t repair the loose tiles on her kitchen floor.
  • A driver runs a red light and causes an accident, resulting in property damage and injuries to the driver of another vehicle.
  • A restaurant employee does not put up a “Wet Floor” sign in front of a leaky ice machine. As a result, a patron slips on the wet floor and ends up with a broken bone.

Intentional torts

An intentional tort occurs when someone intentionally performs an action, and the action causes you harm. It doesn’t matter if the person didn’t intend to harm you in particular; if their action was intentional, it’s still considered an intentional tort.

Here are some examples of intentional torts:

  • Firing a gun in someone’s direction
  • Punching someone in the face
  • Trespassing on someone’s private property
  • Threatening someone

Strict liability torts

Strict liability torts involve situations where an individual or company puts someone in danger, even if there is no negligence involved. Categories for strict liability include abnormally dangerous acts or injuries caused by animals.

Here are some examples of strict liability torts:

  • A horse on a farm bites a visitor to that farm
  • A wild animal at a zoo seriously injures a tourist
  • A bullet fired on one person’s property hits and injures someone on another property
  • A property owner blasting rocks on his property causes injury to his neighbor

Product liability torts

Product liability cases are one of the most common examples of strict liability torts. This type of case involves manufacturing or distributing dangerous products.

Here are some examples of product liability torts:

  • A coffee pot explodes due to a manufacturing defect, injuring its owner. The manufacturer is responsible for the injuries caused by the explosion.
  • A retailer sells a defective product to an individual who’s then injured as a result. If it can be proven that the product became defective while in the hands of the retailer, the retailer would be responsible for the purchaser.

Why should I work with a tort claim attorney?

It is important to have an experienced tort claim attorney represent you for any kind of tort claim. You must be able to back up your claim in court, and it’s difficult to do that without experience handling this type of case. The skilled tort attorneys at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran know exactly how to question witnesses and gather evidence to support your claim, and will fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Call (919) 775-5653 or contact us and set up a consultation to speak with an experienced tort claim attorney about your case.

It’s not just a case, it’s your life.

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