Brad Pistotnik Law
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Trespass to Chattel

large truck accidents | Trespass to Chattel

“Chattel” refers to items of personal property such as a car, pet or jewelry. A wrongdoer commits trespass to chattel if he or she intentionally possesses someone else’s property without their consent—even if only for a brief period of time. Courts require that some sort of actual harm results from the trespass to chattel.

Example: If you take your friend’s new car for a joy ride without his authorization and during the course of your ride you dent the back fender, you have committed a trespass to chattel.

In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call the Truck Accident Lawyers Group, Inc. now at (877) 736-4222 or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.