Personal injury law is also known as tort law.
A tort is described as "a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm."
Torts fall under three categories:
Purposely inflicting injury.
Causing an accident that results in injury.
Strict liability torts
Manufacturing, marketing or selling defective products that result in injury.
The most common grounds for a civil lawsuit involve negligence. These include motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, swimming and diving accidents, boating accidents and premises liability (slip and fall) accidents. When an accident occurs due to negligence, the injured party may file a claim against the negligent party to recover all their damages.
Damages generally include current and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, current and future loss of income, loss of enjoyment and in certain cases, punitive damages.
In order to prove negligence, you must support your claim with the following 3 facts:
The other party was negligent.
Their negligence caused the accident.
You suffered damages as a result of the accident.
Please contact us today if you or someone you know has been injured and needs an experienced Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer who understands the issues accident victims face.