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What is a "Tort" in California?

Tort Law Explained by San Diego Tort Lawyer Bill Turley

A tort is a civil wrong which provided grounds for a civil lawsuit for compensation.  By definition a tort does not arise out of a contract.  Generally, there are three types of torts:

     1.        Intentional Torts (for example, intentionally hitting a person).
     2.        Negligence (breaching a duty of care)
     3.        Strict Liability (selling a dangerous product).

The person bringing the tort action has to prove that acts or omissions of the tortfeasor (the person committing the tort) were a cause of injury or damage to them.  California tort law allows for the following damages: past and future lost wages/ profits, past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, punitive damages.

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