Car Accidents and Tort Law
There are almost 16,500 car accidents every day in the United States, or 6 million every year. Approximately 3 million people are injured in car accidents, and 40,000 people die in them annually. They are especially tragic because they are almost all preventable. If you are one of the millions of people who have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation under tort law. Tort law is the part of US law that allows injured individuals the chance to seek financial compensation for their hardships.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident and you’d like to know more about how you can fight to win the money you deserve, contact the Milwaukee car accident injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.
The Four Elements of a Tort
In order for a tort to have been committed, four elements have to be in place. They are:
- Duty. The duty of every driver is to safely abide by the rules of the road.
- Breach of duty. This duty has been breached if the other driver does not follow the rules of the road. Driving dangerously is a breach of duty.
- Causation. The breach of duty must have caused an injury in a reasonably direct fashion.
- Injury. You must have been injured in some way in the accident.
If these four elements are present in your case, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be in a position to claim damages. Contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today to learn more.