Tort Law

Tort Law

Tort is a legal term that is defined as a breach that is committed against another party where the injured party can sue for damages. In tort law, the damages are measured in the extent of the injury. Compensatory damages like damages of property, reimbursement of medical expenses and compensation for lost wages the damage are expressed in form of money. Duty, injury, and breach of duty are the elements of tort law.  Examples of torts are strict liability, intentional tort, and negligence. Liability results from an intentional act or negligent, that is a failure to act when a person has a duty to act. A tortfeasor is a common term used in tort law to define a person who commits tortious act leading to tort liability. As the name suggests, international tort is as a result of intentional acts while unintentional tort arises from carelessness.   The negligence and intentional simply fault on the part of the defendant.  In most cases, this law will require the defendant to make up victim’s losses.   Tort law is less concern with the criminal acts of the defendant. However, malicious prosecution is the law causing one be prosecuted for a criminal act. The plaintiff must clearly show that the defendant acted malice bringing guilty to justice. An innocent act may still give the basis of the liability. Most of the fault relies on negligent conduct that is as a result of the careless and not intentional fault. There is a legal system that is set to recover negligent and intentional harm. Trespass is going through land belonging to someone else or putting something on one’s property without permission. The law values the right of property owners. Defamation is an injury to someone name. Slander is the spoken type of defamation which can be done through telephone, radio or television.