tort paper - Law of Torts Abstract A tort is a civil wrong...

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Law of TortsAbstractA tort is a civil wrong or wrongful act that is committed against another individual whether it was done intentionally or accidentally (?selected=2137). Torts include all forms of negligence. As well, some intentional torts can also be considered crimes. In this paper, we will discuss the definition of a tort and all its parameters, how intentional torts come about and we will explain negligence and the role it plays in torts. Torts are a major part of law. Torts
Law of TortsA tort in its most basic form is a law where an action is done that causes harm to another individual but is not considered a crime that is dealt with in a civil court. Civil cases are considered noncriminal and are handled accordingly. With torts, victims can obtain relief or an injunction. An injunction is an authoritative warning or order put against the individual that committed the action. Tort derives from the Latin word tortum which means, “Something twisted, wrung or crooked. In addition, tort is French for “wrong”. (). In any tort case, three key points must be established in order for the case to be permissible. First, the plaintiff (victim) must prove that by law, the defendant was supposed to act in a specific fashion. Second, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’sbehavior caused harm. Lastly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s actions caused injury or loss to the plaintiff. In tort cases, the defendant is also considered the tortfeasor. The law of torts derives from common law principles. (). Intentional torts occur when an individual intentionally does an action that interferes with legality. A breach of contract is excluded from tort liability. Assault, battery, trespass, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, conversion, misrepresentation and fraud are all examples of intentional torts. The courts do allow in certain instances forindividuals to exercise actions that will prevent the harm of themselves from potential injury or loss. This specific act of prevention is called self-defense (-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Intentional+torts).Torts
Law of TortsWith intentional torts, there is a distinction made between actions/behaviors that are intentional and actions/behaviors that are accidental. In an intentional tort, even if the result of the injury or loss does not cause harm, if the act itself was intentional, the defendant will still be held liable for the action/behavior. Wanton or reckless behavior is altogether separate from an intentional tort. Most intentional torts are also by law, considered crimes (). For example, forcing medical care onto an individual is an intentional tort.

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