The list of tort laws covers all sorts of situations. Still, most members of the general public become familiar with the tort laws in one particular category.
What are tort laws?
Those are regulations that focus on a particular type of action. Those are actions that cause harm to others. The victim that has been harmed can seek compensation.
Reasons for seeking compensation
• Damage to some of victim’s property
• Injuries lead to the amassing of medical expenses
• Victim must endure pain and suffering
• During recovery, victim loses his or her earning capacity.
• If action by defendant was egregious, then the defendant may owe punitive damages.
Types of torts
• Product liability
Each type of tort falls into one of 3 categories.
Intentional tort: That is a deliberate act.
Negligent torts: This covers cases where a defendant has been careless and neglectful, and that attitude has led to commission of acts that cause an accident. Then that accident causes another individual to be injured.
Strict liability tort: In these cases, the defendant has caused harm in the long run. The defendant has failed to heed the posted restrictions. That is the only evidence needed, in order to declare the defendant guilty of committing a strict liability tort.
Why are most members of the public quite familiar with negligent torts?
Law enforcement officers are expected to go after those men and women that commit an intentional act/tort. Those are deliberate acts. Negligent torts are associated with injury-causing accidents.
A car accident is an example of a negligent tort. Every driver has a duty to use caution, in order to avoid hitting other drivers. When a driver fails to use a sufficient amount of caution, 2 or more vehicles collide, or one vehicle collides with a stationary object.
That collision can do damage to the property of another person. It can also cause a driver and passenger to be injured. That combination of losses sets the stage for the request for compensation. Slip and fall incidents are also examples of negligent torts. In this case, a property owner has been careless and neglectful. That has created a problem in the area where members of the public walk. Consequently, someone has fallen and has thus been injured. That is when you need to contact a personal injury lawyer in Calgary.
Sometimes an entire organization can be charged with negligence. An example of that would be a situation where a hospital has allowed an unlicensed doctor to care for patients. That hospital could become the target of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Such a lawsuit could be brought against an individual doctor, a clinic, a department in a hospital, a staff member in a hospital, or against an entire hospital.