There is a big difference between lawyers in other fields of law and a personal injury lawyer.  That is the personal injury lawyer’s knowledge of ‘tort law.’ Since the area of law that separates general practice from personal injury is tort law, we should clarify what that means.  A tort is a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, which leads to injury or harm to another.

Personal injury lawyer vs other lawyers

Personal injury lawyer vs other lawyers

Tort Law

The purpose of tort law is to provide relief to injured parties for harms caused by others.  That relief comes from imposed liability on the party or parties responsible for the harm.  Ideally, tort law will deter others from committing harm to others, or from negligence that can result in harm to others.  Though tort law cannot undo the damage done, it can shift the financial burden from the injured party to the party at fault.  There are three general categories of torts, each containing several specific torts within.

Personal Injury Lawyer Knows Intentional Tort

As the name implies, intentional torts refer to wrongs the defendant knew would likely cause harm to others.  Punching someone is an intentional tort.  Driving someone’s baby without the correct restraint (car seat) is another intentional tort.

Personal Injury Lawyer Knows Negligent Torts

An example of a negligent tort is when someone runs a red light, causing an accident.  The action  might have been unintentional, but through negligence, it caused injury to others.

Personal Injury Lawyer Knows Strict Liability Torts

Manufacturers who make and sell defective products have the liability for that activity. Unlike intentional or negligent torts, strict liability torts don’t depend on intent or amount of caution used by

the defendant.  In strict liability tort law, the focus is on whether a particular harm was inflicted on users of the defective product.

Personal injury lawyers like attorney Keith Anthony, regularly grow in applicable knowledge of tort law and available remedies for the different injuries sustained.  This is critical, since in most court cases, the court awards compensatory damages only when the injured party successfully proves their case.

Personal Injury Redress

In Personal Injury Law, Redress is a means of obtaining a remedy or compensation for a wrong or injury sustained.  Courts often award compensation in an amount equal to the injured party’s combined losses.  These include the monetary value of reasonable medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.  In other words, courts can and often do, award damages for incurred losses and future expected losses. Each case is unique and so are the qualifying factors of each case.  Discuss your case specifics with your attorney to learn more about what types of redress is normal to your situation.

Knowledge and Experience in Tort Law

Personal Injury lawyers are familiar with the distinction between torts, which are private wrongs, and crimes which are wrongs against society.  Criminal law is meant to enforce public justice.  Tort law is crafted to address private wrongs and relieve the victims.  Attorney Keith Anthony has the experience that you need and expect your personal injury lawyer to have. In the United States, our legal system is somewhat fluid. You can rest assured that Attorney Keith Anthony stays current on new developments in tort law, and how they affect your interests.  When you need an attorney who will fight for your compensation, with experience and skill, you need Attorney Keith Anthony.


Please note: This article is for general information purposes only and is not meant to be construed as legal advice. Only an attorney licensed in your state can offer you legal advice, and only after talking with you and gathering specific information about your situation. If, after reading the general information in this article, you think that you need legal assistance, please contact a lawyer in your area for legal advice.