What is Tort Law
1. Negligence (unintentional) - broad, when the person acts carelessly
2. Strict liability (unintention) – broad, something escapes from their land and
causes harm .. ex burning bushes’ smoke affects neighbors
3. Intentional – torts when the person acts in a certain way intentionally
What is it?
A body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil
proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the
wrongful acts of others.
What does MADD say?
No such thing as an accident it’s called collisions
Tort – wrongful act
Tortious – wrongful conduct
Tort law is a system that allows people to sue other people and seek compensation for
History of tort law
Wergild – man money
Compensation was for only direct causation later on they allowed compensation for