Anyone can sue anyone else at any time, but that doesn’t mean that the lawsuit will be successful. The rights to recover money in civil lawsuits break into the categories of torts and contracts.
If someone is injured, the person who caused the harm may have committed a tort. The other category of civil lawsuits is contracts, which is a mutual relationship among multiple people who have responsibilities to each other.
Anyone can sue anyone else at any time for anything. However, filing a lawsuit does not mean that the lawsuit will be successful.
The appropriate consideration to contemplate when determining how legally risky any particular act or omission is, is whether the harmed party can successfully get compensated for the loss.
Read more about torts and contracts in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Routes to recovery: Torts and contracts
Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at Lee@LeeSchroeder.com or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.