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WHAT IS A TORT
WHY DO YOU CARE?
Tort simply means "wrong."
If someone has harmed you, you can sue them under torts law for whatever harm or wrong they have done to you or your property. That is simple Canadian tort law in a nutshell and in plain language.
Tort laws allow individuals to sue for compensation if they are harmed by the unreasonable actions of others.
Tort claims are based on the legal premise that individuals are liable for the consequences of their action if it results in injury to others.
In any civil action, the person who sustains injury or suffers pecuniary damage as the result of tortious conduct is known as the plaintiff.
The person who is responsible for inflicting the injury and incurs liability for the damage is known as the defendant or tort feasor.
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THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF TORTS
An intentional tort is an act that is intentionally committed against another person with the aim of causing harm. Assault, battery, conversion, fraud, false imprisonment, trespassing and invasion of privacy are some examples of intentional torts.
Negligence torts occur when a party fails to provide the kind of care a prudent person would take in the same situation and causes some injury either by action or inaction.
Strict liability torts apply where a defendant is responsible for any injury sustained by another party regardless of whether the injury was intended