When someone or something causes a personal injury to another person or damage to another's property, the legal profession calls such an act a " tort " .

A tort is committed when one person is harmed or sustains a personal injury because of the wrongful act or negligence of another.

The purpose of personal injury / tort law is to assign responsibility to the individual, group or company responsible for causing such harm. To hold them accountable.

The term "personal injury" encompasses a wide variety of circumstances ranging from a stubbed toe, to an amputated limb, to death, and everything and anything in between.

Many personal injury / tort laws enacted throughout the United States are governed by Statute of Limitation laws which limit their applicability to certain time spans.

For such reasons it is important to engage the legal services of a personal injury attorney soon after the tort is experienced.

See Also

  1. Know The Law
  2. Tort Components: Affirmative Defenses
  3. Tort Components: Causation
  4. Tort Components: Class Action
  5. Tort Components: Compensatory & Punitive Damages
  6. Tort Components: Damages
  7. Tort Components: Defective Products
  8. Tort Components: Duty
  9. Tort Components: Intentional Tort
  10. Tort Components: Joint & Several Liability
  11. Tort Components: Negligence
  12. Product Liability | Tort Components
  13. Tort Components: Res Ipsa Loquitur
  14. Tort Components: Statutes of Limitation
  15. Tort Components: Strict Liability
  16. Tort Components: Vicarious Liability
  17. Wrongful Death | Tort Components
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