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Q: What is a tort?

A: A tort is committed when you cause damages to a person, property, or reputation. It does not matter whether the damages were done on purpose or by accident, you may be sued by the person or people you damaged in a civil court. Additionally, some torts (like assault) are also crimes, so the person may also appear before a criminal court for the same conduct.

 

Q: What types of cases are considered tort?

A: Here are some additional examples of torts:

  • Auto accidents
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Destruction of property
  • False imprisonment of another person
  • Theft
  • Trespassing
  • Wrongful death

 

Laws may have changed since the last time this article was updated.  The current and most up-to-date laws can be accessed here.