Personal injury cases are just one area of tort law that are pursued in civil court. Torts are defined as a “civil wrong” that results in harm to an individual and there are three distinct ways that this can occur.
1. There can be an intentional tort, such as physical violence that results in injury to another person. A simple example might be punching someone in the face, which results in a broken nose.
2. A negligent tort results in physical injury as the result of acting with negligence, or failing to act. For instance, leaving the floor in your place of business wet and failing to warn customers of the danger may lead to one customer falling in the area. If that customer were to become injured as a result, she could sue for damages.
3. Finally, strict liability torts concern injuries that occur as a result of using … Read more