Tort Terms

Breach Of Duty

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Breach Of Duty Cases

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Breach of duty means a violation of a duty.  Within the field of torts there generally is a duty that is owed by one party to another.  When one party breaches that duty or violates that duty then, at that point, at least two of the elements have been satisfied. That is the duty and the breach thereof.

Breach of Duty– Causation

The third element of a tort is that of causation and the final element of a tort is resulting damage according to injury attorney Brien Roche .

Breach of Duty Examples

Breach of duty is a necessary element of any claim.  It may come in the form of running a red light.  It may come in the form of a physician performing a procedure in a subpar fashion.It may come in the form of a landowner not exercising reasonable care in the maintenance of their premises.It may come in the form of an attorney failing to exercise reasonable care in the delivery of legal services.It may come in the form a manufacturer failing to produce airbags in conformance with industry standards. It may come in the form of an accountant failing to account for tax deductions that would have saved the client substantial money in taxes.

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