• Unit 3: Torts

    This unit discusses tort, which is a branch of law that involves the enforcement of civil wrongs in the absence of contracts. For example, if you are hit by another vehicle and want to sue for medical costs, there is no contract between you and the driver, so this lawsuit would be carried out within the tort system. When the terms of an existing contract are violated, enforcement must be carried out outside the tort system.

    Tort law allows individuals and businesses that have been wronged to receive compensation for that wrongdoing. Tort law is frequently used in situations involving medical negligence. If your doctor accidentally amputated the wrong arm and you wish to sue, you would sue based on tort law. There are a number of different types of torts, but the most common is negligence, which involves a breach of the "duty of care." In other words, in order to sue on negligence, you must be able to prove a person was responsible for something violated that responsibility.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 3.1: Tort Law

    • 3.2: Introduction to Torts

    • 3.3: Negligence

    • 3.4: Intentional Torts

    • 3.5: Strict Liability

    • Unit 3 Assessment