All sorts of accidents happen every day throughout the United States, many of which involve people being killed or otherwise seriously hurt. Many times, an accident does not involve anyone else being at fault; however, there are also instances in which someone else is actually at fault for what happened, especially if the other individual was either legally negligent or committed something intentional.

The following factors are considered in finding another person negligent in an accident:

*A duty of care was owed to the injured party

*The duty of care was breached by the defendant failing to act like someone else would in the circumstances that resulted in the accident

*The breach of the duty of care resulted in injuries caused by the conduct of the defendant

*The plaintiff will be entitled to damages due to the aforementioned negligence elements being met

There is also the subject of intentional torts, which are different than normal negligence. Generally speaking (and every lawyer will tell you there is a lot more to consider), intentional torts consider whether an individual acted with a deliberate intent in order to cause injury to someone else. Some of the most common examples of this include the following:

*Assault
*Battery
*False imprisonment
*Trespass
*Libel
*Slander
*Intentionally inflicting emotional distress
Should the plaintiff be successful in their case, they could be entitled to the following types of compensation for economic losses:*Medical bills
*Rehabilitation costs
*Lost income
*Pain and sufferingThank you for visiting the Jarvis, Garcia & Erskine blog, an Austin criminal defense law firm. We write to inform locals about laws, news and events.