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When you are injured, harmed, or suffer losses as a result of the negligence of another person, it is called a tort. The object of the tort law is to hold the party that wronged you responsible for the actions or inactions that caused your losses.
There are four different categories of torts:
- An Intentional tort – Intentional acts, which in the foreseeable future can cause harm to another person, and do. Types of intentional Torts include:
- A tort Against People – assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress
- A Property tort – trespassing, conversion
- An Economic tort – fraud, contractual interference
- A Dignitary tort – defamation, slander, libel
- A Negligence tort – Each person has a duty to act with a reasonable standard of care. When this duty is breached, it is negligence, because another, more reasonable, person would have acted with a standard of care that would have prevented injury, harm, or loss. Examples of a negligence Tort include medical malpractice, auto accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
- A Strict Liability tort – In a strict liability tort, the plaintiff does not need to show that a victim’s losses are the direct result of another person’s actions or inactions, but that the losses occurred because the victim was provided with dangerous or unsafe circumstances. Common strict liability torts are product liability claims and toxic torts.
- A Nuisance tort – Nuisance torts are acts that prevent a person from using or enjoying their land. Nuisance torts include noise pollution.
When you suffer losses as the result of the actions of another party, a tort law attorney can help you file a claim. By filing a claim against the liable party, your tort law attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for both economic and non-economic losses, such as:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- General damages
If you have suffered personal injury and losses from a tort anywhere in Hawaii, contact an experienced negligence attorney like Philip R. Brown. He will provide you with a free initial consultation, and may be willing to represent you on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t have to pay attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation for your injuries.
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