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1) Describe the three types of torts and give examples The 3 Different Types of Tort LawGenerally speaking, a tort is when one person or entity inflicts an injury upon another in which the injured party can sue for damages.In tort lawsuits, the injured party —referred to as the “plaintiff” in civil cases (comparable to the prosecutor in a criminal case)— seeks compensation, through the representation of a personal injury attorney, from the “defendant” for damages incurred (i.e. harm to property, health, or well-being).different types of torts: intentional, negligence and strict liabilityWhat is a Tort Case?Tort law determines whether a person should be held legally accountable for an injury against another, as well as what type of compensation the injured party is entitled to. The four elements to every successful tort case are: duty, breach of duty, causation and injury. For a tort claim to be well-founded, there must have been a breach of duty made by the defendant against the plaintiff, which resulted in an injury.Tort lawsuits are the biggest category of civil litigation, and can encompass a wide range of personal injury cases - however, there are three main types: intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability.Intentional TortsAn intentional tort is when an individual or entity purposely engages in conduct that causes injury or damage to another. For example, striking someone in a fight would be consider an intentional act that would fall under the tort of battery; whereas accidentally hitting another person would not qualify as “intentional” because there was no intent to strike the individual (…however, this act may be considered negligent if the person hit was injured).Although it may seem like an intentional tort can be categorized as a criminal case, there are important differences between the two. A crime can be defined as a wrongful act that injures or interferes with the interests of society.In comparison, intentional torts are wrongful acts that injure or interfere with an individual’s well-being or property. While criminal charges are brought by the government and can result in a fine or jail

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