One key aspect of tort law is the concept of a “duty of care.” This means that individuals or organizations have a legal responsibility to act in a manner that does not put others at an unreasonable risk of harm. If this duty of care is breached, and it causes harm or injury to someone, the injured party may be entitled to seek compensation through a tort lawsuit. Tort law also considers factors such as causation and damages, wherein the plaintiff must establish a causal link between the defendant’s actions and the resulting harm, as well as provide evidence of the actual damages or losses they have suffered.
In summary, tort law provides a legal framework for individuals to seek justice and compensation when they have been wronged by another party’s actions or omissions. It aims to protect individuals from harm, deter negligent behavior, and ensure that those who have caused harm are held accountable.