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A tort is an “act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability” (Cornell). This does not include wrongful acts that emerge from a contract. Some common examples of a tort is negligence, wrongful death, trespass, invasion of privacy and slander. There are 3 types of torts; intentional torts, negligent torts, and strict liability torts. An intentional tort is where the person committing the action should have known or knew that their results would result in wrong doings. An example is purposely running someone over with your power scooter. A negligent tort is when the person committing the action, or the person who the case is being brought against, does something unreasonably safe. An example is someone running a red light or failing to follow some sort of traffic rule. Lastly, strict liability tort, which is not like intentional or negligent torts, does not look at the degree of care that the person took but rather the courts mainly focus on if a particular result or harm is indicated. An example is selling a faulty car or producing faulty seat belts. The law understands that torts are civil wrongs and allow for the affected party to demand compensation for their losses.

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