Torts are civil wrongs recognized by law as grounds for a lawsuit. These wrongs result in an injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party. While some torts are also crimes punishable with imprisonment, the primary aim of tort law is to provide relief for the damages incurred and deter others from committing the same harms. The injured person may sue for an injunction to prevent the continuation of the tortious conduct or for monetary damages.
Among the types of damages the injured party may recover are: loss of earnings capacity, pain and suffering, and reasonable medical expenses. They include both present and future expected losses. There are numerous specific torts including trespass, assault, battery, negligence, products liability, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Any case of a person or persons becoming injured due to negligence on the part of another person or business is called personal injury. Personal injury lawyers are those lawyers that take on cases of malpractice, workers compensation, car accidents, airplane crashes, product malfunctions or any other situation that has as its result an injury to persons who otherwise wouldn't have been injured if appropriate actions would have been taken. However, most personal injury attorneys are associated with injuries as a result of car accidents.
Car accident attorneys seek compensation paid in the form of money for damages done to their clients who would not have been hurt had another person been acting appropriately. Car accident attorneys seek payment for medical bills, therapy as a result of injuries that are physical or emotional, and auto accident lawyers can also seek more punitive means of compensation so that the offending person or persons does not commit the same mistake again.
Wrongful death lawyers sue on behalf of surviving members of the recently deceased's family members. They attempt to prove negligence on the part of the other party in the event of a death resulting from car accidents or other vehicles.
Brain injury lawyers advocate for persons having any type of brain ailment or injury due to negligence on the part of another person or injury compounded by negligence of an attending physician to correctly identify and treat brain injury. Brain injury attorneys litigate on behalf of individuals and families suffering from the long term affects of misdiagnosis.
Stewart R. Wilson
Stewart Wilson has practiced law in Elko continuously since 1967. He is currently a member
Richard G. Barrows
Richard Barrows has practiced law continuously in Elko since 1973. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and....
Robert M. Salyer
Robert Salyer has practiced law in Elko since 1998. He currently belongs to the
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Shawn Jones practiced law in Chicago, Illinois, after graduating law school and