A civil wrong for which a private individual may take legal action. (for an example of a tort see negligence) Click here to go back to the glossary. If you entered from another page click your web browsers "back" button
A wrongful act other than a breach of contract that injures another and for which the law imposes civil liability: a violation of a duty (as to exercise due care) imposed by law as distinguished from contract for which damages or declaratory relief (as an injunction) may be obtained. Back
A wrongful act or omission, arising in the course of social relationships, other than contracts, which violates a person's legally protected right, and for which the law provides a remedy in the form of an action for damages. Negligent torts are those which arise as a result of the failure to meet the duty to exercise care for the safety of the person or property of others.
a wrong for which the remedy is pursued by, and at the discretion of, the injured individual or his or her representative, while a crime is a wrong for which the wrongdoer is prosecuted by the state for the purpose of punishment
a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liability (such as a defectively manufactured or designed product) for which a court of law will grant monetary damages to compensate an injury
A tort is negligent or wrongful conduct which causes bodily injury or property damage for which compensation can be recovered in a civil lawsuit. Most torts are the result of negligence such as automobile accidents. Some are intentional, such as libel, slander, assault and battery.
A civil wrong that harms someone for which the inured party has the right to sue for damages in civil courts. Examples include malpractice, defamation and negligence. Crimes and breaches of contract are not considered torts.
A tort is an unintentional violation of another person's rights, usually due to negligence. It is different than a crime, which generally is an intentional violation of another's rights. A tort is subject to civil action and subsequent judgement for damages payable to the wronged party, whereas a crime is subject to criminal action and subsequent penalty.
A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
A civil wrong which injures another - for example, an automobile accident where one of the drivers is negligent. total loss A vehicle is declared a total loss if the cost of repairing the vehicle is greater than the value of the vehicle.
A personal injury recognized by law. The injured person can bring a lawsuit for monetary damages such as loss of earning capacity, medical expenses and pain and suffering. There are three main classes of torts: intentional torts (e.g. hitting a person); negligent torts (causing an accident) and strict liability torts (e.g. selling defective products.)
A legal term describing when someone is deemed legally responsible for injuring another person or damaging his/her property. Some states encourage you to make a tort provision, thereby reducing the cost of your premium by limiting your right to sue for non-monetary damages.
A civil wrong (as opposed to a criminal wrong), which may be either intentional or accidental. If someone is driving and hits an unoccupied parked car, they commit a tort in that they have caused a wrong to another party which does not rise to the level of a crime. If they fail to stop at the scene of the accident, they also commit a crime, which is a criminal wrong in addition to, and separate from the tort.
comes from the Latin word "tortus" which means "wrong". Compensation is an important part of tort law. It is a practical way to restore injured parties to a position similar to a position similar to the one they enjoyed before the injury. While they are not courts, tribunals are run by sets of established rules and are aimed at ensuring that all interested parties have the opportunity to make submissions before them. warrant is an official order authorizing a specific act, such as an arrest or the search of someoneâ€(tm)s home.
This is a legal term that means “civil wrong” - it includes negligence cases such as car accident claims against the at-fault person. When we refer to the “tort case”, we are usually talking about the lawsuit against the other driver. Your claim against your own insurer, on the other hand, is considered a “contract” case since it is based on the contract between you and your insurer.
A lawsuit brought by a plaintiff to claim damages for a wrong done to the plaintiff, regardless of whether or not the grievance was intentional or accidental. A common example of a tort lawsuit is one seeking damages for injuries sustained in an auto accident or truck accident.
Private or civil wrong or injury other than a breach of contract for which the court will provide a remedy in the form of an action for damages. The majority of civil cases involve property or automobile damages resulting from accidents
other sections in this glossary have referred to the concept of a tort or civil wrong. Many different types of wrongs are classified as torts including trespass, nuisance, negligence and defamation. The law of tort is part of what is generally known as the common law, in other words the basic principles go back to a time before the current modern legal system took over, although most torts have been subsequently redefined or clarified either by statute or by the courts in cases.
Derived from the Latin word tortus which means wrong. In French, "tort" means "a wrong". Today, tort refers to that body of the law which will allow an injured person to obtain compensation from the person who caused the injury. All persons are expected to live without injuring others. When they do injury to others, either intentionally or by negligence, tort law can be invoked so that they can be required by a court to pay money ("damages") to the injured party so that, ultimately, they will suffer from their own injurious actions. Tort also serves as a deterrent by sending a message to the community as to what is unacceptable conduct.
A tort is any act or failure to act (if there was a duty to act) which causes harm or damage. Examples of torts include assault, battery, fraud, misrepresentation, defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, and negligence. If there is a claim against your corporation, other than a claim by the government, it will likely be based in contract or tort.
A private wrong or harm (other than a breach of contract) committed against another, resulting in legal liability. A tort is either intentional or accidental (negligent). Automobile liability insurance is purchased to protect one from suits arising from unintentional torts.
A wrong; a civil wrong for which the remedy is a common law action for unliquidated damages and which is not exclusively the breach of a contract, or the breach of a trust or other merely equitable obligation.
A private wrong, independent of contract and committed against an individual, which gives rise to a legal liability and is adjudicated in a civil court. A tort can be either intentional or unintentional, and it is mainly against liability for unintentional torts that one buys Liability Insurance.
An injury or wrong committed on the person or property of another. A tort is an infringement on the rights of an individual, but not founded on a contract. The most common tort action is a suit for damages sustained in an automobile accident.
a generic term encompassing many different causes of action in which a plaintiff alleges some injury caused by the defendant. Torts include such actionable wrongs as assault, invasion of privacy, product liability (injury caused by defective goods) and many others. The most common tort is an action for negligence; a person injured by the negligent conduct of another (such as in an automobile accident) may sue to recover monetary damages for those injuries.
A private or civil wrong, independent of contract; failure to perform some duty imposed by law or custom, resulting in injury to another. The "victim" of a tort may be entitled to sue for damages to compensate for the harm suffered. Victims of crimes may also sue in tort for the wrongs done to them. (See also damages.)
Tort is a legal term used to describe instances when someone is deemed legally responsible for injuring another person or damaging his/her property. Some states ask you to select a tort provision. In these states, you can limit your right to sue for non-monetary damages (like pain and suffering) in exchange for a reduction to your premium.
A wrong committed by one person against another; a civil, not a criminal wrong; a wrong not arising out of a contract; a violation of a legal duty that one person has toward another. Negligence and libel are torts. Every tort is composed of a legal obligation, a breach of that obligation, and damage as the result of the breach of the obligation.
A legal wrong arising from a duty fixed by law. Breach of this duty causing injury to persons or property is repressible by legal action for damages. Liability for tort involves private or civil wrong or injury and is distinct from that under contract in that the duty is owed to people, generally, rather than to a specified individual.
Derived from the Latin word tortus which meant wrong. In French, "tort" means a wrong". Tort refers to that body of the law which will allow an injured person to obtain compensation from the person who caused the injury. Every person is expected to conduct themselves without injuring others. When they do so, either intentionally or by negligence, they can be required by a court to pay money to the injured party ("damages") so that, ultimately, they will suffer the pain cause by their action. Tort also serves as a deterrent by sending a message to the community as to what is unacceptable conduct.
a civil wrong. Torts may be intentional or unintentional. Some intentional torts are also crimes (e.g., assault is both a tort and a crime). Unintentional torts are the primary subject of LIABILITY INSURANCE, although some intentional torts are also insurable (e.g., libel and slander are intentional torts that can be covered by Coverage B of the Commercial General Liability policy). (See NEGLIGENCE)
A private wrong, independent of contract and committed against an individual, which gives rise to a legal liability and is adjudicated in a civil court. A tort can be either intentional or unintentional, and liability insurance is mainly purchased to cover unintentional torts.
In Conflict of Laws, the choice of law rules for tort are intended to select the lex causae by which to determine the nature and scope of the judicial remedy to claim damages for loss or damage suffered.