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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Tort Law: Personal Injury and Property Damage

When people are hurt or their property is damaged, it falls under the area of law known as tort law. There are two kinds of torts: intentional, where the person intended the act that caused the harm; and accidental, which is usually called negligence in the legal field.
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DEFINITION
Negligence is when a person has a responsibility to pay attention and be careful in his actions but fails to do so and causes an injury to another.

Accidents Will Happen

Not all injuries are caused by accidents. However, accidents are the major source of personal injury and property damage. Regardless of whether the ...

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