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What is a Tort?

As a practicing attorney in Corpus Christi, we deal with lots of personal injury claims. These range from car wrecks to slip and fall accidents and everything else in between. One of the topics potential clients get hung up on are different types of torts. What is the difference between these torts? Negligent torts are much different from cases that involve intentional torts. Today we are going to take a look at what exactly is a tort?

First of all, what is a tort? A tort is a civil wrong. Although the defendant can be found criminally liable if the case constitutes that.   Example: a punch in the nose can be found criminally liable, and also for damages in civil court.  Criminal liable is used to protect the society, in civil court it allows the victim to receive justice in monetary.  Punching someone in the face would be considered an intentional tort.

Negligence has to do with a reasonable and prudent person- Unintentional, but the interest to protect the person is still there.  Everyone owes everyone a reasonable care not to injure someone.

Strict liability is a tad different. Strict liability occurs if one chooses to engage in activity that is inherently dangerous one is responsible for all actions that occur from this dangerous act.  There does not have to be intent of the act to happen.  Example: keeping a wild animal and the animal attacks someone, you are held to strict liability.

At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. we specialize in many different types of cases. It is important to know the difference and for your south Texas personal injury lawyer to explain to you the difference. The more you understand about your case the better off you will be in preserving the value of your case. This is why people hire attorneys in the first place.

Here in south Texas, it is important to have an attorney represent you that you know and trust. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. has been around for decades serving the residents of Corpus Christi all the way down to the greater Rio Grande Valley. We have attorneys on standby 24/7 to answer any of your legal needs. As always, our phone and in-person consultations are FREE. If we cannot help you, we will be sure to help you find someone who can. If you or a loved one have any questions please be sure to call the office at 361-882-4357 or drop by our Corpus Christi location at 1201 Third Street. Here at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. we are always putting YOU first!