Is A Tort A Crime?

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A tort is not a crime, but a crime can come from a tort. In other words, a battery is a tort, but it's also a crime. And the definitions are slightly different, but they basically both are the same: you were punched or you were hit or you were touched improperly, and that caused damages or harm. Thanks for watching our video Tort Law Terms. It is not intended as legal advice. Each state and jurisdiction may have its own laws. This video series is intended to provide general information as would be taught in a law school. To learn more about making your own video, contact and to learn more about personal injury law generally, or to update or make corrections, contact attorney Michael Ehline at (213) 596-9642.