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What Kinds of Situations Does Tort Law Deal With?

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“0:00 what kinds of situations does tort law 0:02 deal with tort law deals with situations 0:05 where you have a defendant someone who 0:09 has wronged another and a plaintiff 0:11 someone who was wronged the types of 0:13 wrongs that are most common in torts are 0:16 situations where you have car accidents 0:18 truck accidents slip and falls at a 0:21 grocery store and liquid the manager 0:23 knew or should have known about some 0:26 situations include intentional torts 0:29 such as assault and battery where 0:30 someone’s punched but the most common 0:33 are just ordinary negligence claims 0:35 where someone simply wasn’t paying 0:37 attention and abiding by their social 0:40 duty to act reasonably.”

Tort law deals with situations where you have a defendant, someone who has wronged another, and a plaintiff, someone who is wronged. The types of wrongs that are most common in torts are situations where you have car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls in a grocery store on liquid the manager knew or should have known about.

Some situations include intentional torts such as assault and battery where someone is punched. But the most common are just ordinary negligence claims where someone simply wasn’t paying attention and abiding by their social duty to act reasonably.

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