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What are Torts?

A tort is a civil wrong committed (1 p.) someone, in which the injured party can sue (1 p.) damages. In personal injury cases, the injured party will attempt to receive compensation to cover losses due (1 p.) medical expenses and to pay for damages.

Tort law determines whether a person may be held legally responsible (1 p.) injury against another, and what type of compensation the injured party is entitled (1 p.) . There are four elements to tort law: duty, breach (1 p.) the duty, causation, and injury. In order to claim damages there must be a breach (1 p.) the duty of the defendant to the plaintiff which results in injury (1 p.) the plaintiff. The three main types of torts are negligence, strict liability, and intentional torts.

Tort, Crime, and Punitive Damages

Torts are civil wrongs that are committed (1 p.) an individual and cause harm to that individual. Sometimes, depending (1 p.) the nature of a tort, it may also be considered a crime. Intentional torts occur when the defendant is aware that his actions will cause injury (1 p.) another. In cases of intentional torts, criminal prosecution may be brought (1 p.) a defendant as well as civil action.

There are two types of damages claimed in tort law: compensatory and punitive. Punitive damages are exceptional damages offered (1 p.) the plaintiff when the injuries caused by the defendant were particularly heinous (1 p.) nature, and are often awarded in intentional torts. The purpose of punitive damages (1 p.) tort law is to punish the defendant for wrongdoing, deter future wrongdoing, and reward the plaintiff (1 p.) pain and suffering.