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What you Need to Know About Tort Law. | Smith & Weer Law
What you Need to Know About Tort Law. | Smith & Weer Law


In the state of Georgia, tort is “any violation of public duty” or simply any wrongdoings done by one party to another. And because much of Georgia’s personal injury cases are rooted heavily in tort law, it is imperative that you know what those violations consists of.

There are three types of tort.

  • Intentional torts
  • Negligence torts
  • Strict Liability torts

Intentional torts are quite simple to understand. These are instances such as battery, assault, invasion of privacy, and trespassing. Where the defendant (or tortfeasor) is well conscious of possible harm and/or damages before, during, and after the instance occurs.

Negligence torts transpire when an involved party breaches basic careful duties. For example, it is a person’s duty to stop at all stop signs, when that duty is breached due to lack of attentiveness and another party is harmed in any way, this falls under negligence tort.

Strict tort relates closely to negligence but is based on a legally binding obligation that exists prior to occurrence of any carelessness. Damages and expenses are likely to become defendant’s responsibility even if the defendant was not entirely negligent.

If you or someone you know has encountered similar tort situations, ask yourself these questions before calling a personal injury attorney Atlanta GA can count on:

1)              Were the defendant’s actions dangerous?

2)              Did something bad happen to me (the plaintiff) because of this action?

3)              Was there harm done to myself (the plaintiff) or my property due to this action?

If your answer to all three is yes, this warrants a personal injury attorney immediately.

Civilians have written and unwritten duties to adhere to daily, when these duties are breached and cause damage or harm to other people or property, legal action is recommended. Depending on the circumstance, large financial obligations are underway and very likely extremely overwhelming. When regarding tort cases, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney to handle all legal action. An attorney will be able to educate you of your rights, file a claim on your behalf, and potentially negotiate an appropriate settlement in your favor.

However, because there are all sorts of tort cases, it is important to select an attorney to suit your specific personal injury needs. Hiring an attorney with experience in personal injury cases will increase chances of judgment in your favor. These attorneys can anticipate possible challenges and know all proper procedures that your case must follow and fall under. Dealing with an attorney with little to no experience can be extremely risky for you and far less effective.

Attorney Andrew LynchThanks to our friends and contributors from Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into what you need to know about tort law.

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