A tort is a case that involves the breach of a civil duty. Simply put, tort law covers personal injury and other cases in which one person has been wronged by another. Auto accidents, slander, libel, and products and premises liability cases all fall under the banner of tort law. A tort has been committed if the following four conditions are present: a duty is established, the duty has been breached, an injury occurred, and the cause of the injury can be traced to the breach of duty. If you would like to learn more about torts, read our article about the four elements of a tort.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of someone else’s negligence, a tort may have been committed and you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more, please contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.