Tort cases usually call for a form of monetary compensation. But there are three types of torts involving different kinds of damages. Money is not the only remedy. When it comes to torts, let the remedy fit the tort.
The term “tort” generally means:
“…an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to a civil wrong for which courts impose liability.”
The general categories of torts include:
When you have been injured or damaged by another person, you might have legal means to be compensated. Sometimes this happens through personal injury claims or lawsuits.
You might see any of the following awards for a tort case:
The damages incurred vary, and so do the remedies for the three types of torts.
There are seven basic types of intentional torts, including assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, trespass to chattels, trespass to property, and conversion (theft). Potential remedies for this type of tort includes:
Courts and juries may also give punitive damages to the victims of intentional torts.
Negligent torts include car accidents, slip-and-fall cases, dog bites, and medical malpractice. Typically, the victims receive financial compensation to cover economic and non-economic losses.
Strict liability torts include damages suffered from defective products, as well as keeping dangerous animals and engaging in abnormally dangerous activities. As with other torts, the victims might receive financial compensation. However, the person or company that caused the injury might also have to change its behavior to prevent future injuries.
The attorneys at Powell Law are distinguished personal injury attorneys who carry on a 115-year tradition of providing thoughtful, effective representation protecting and asserting the rights of Pennsylvanians living in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding communities. Our decades of experience make us the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury cases in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777.