Tort

Non-contractual civil wrongs recognized at common law.

An act or omission giving rise to civil liability. The most important tort is negligence. If a person can prove that the act or omission of another meets the legal standard for negligence, that person will be entitled to compensation from the other person for losses suffered as a result. Torts are not created by statute but are part of the common law.

A civil wrong remedied primarily by an award of damages.

A civil wrong caused by an act or an omission, a violation for which an injured party may sue.

A civil action arising from a wrongful act or omission, in which a plaintiff may sue a defendant for damages.

A civil wrong, as contrasted with a criminal wrong, for which the wrongdoer is said to owe a legal duty to the injured party for conduct that falls below acceptable standards and for which the injured party can prove loss resulting from the wrongdoer’s conduct.