Unintentional Torts

In a previous posting, I discussed the definition of a “tort,” and talked about the three types of torts. If you missed it, you can find that post here:

To recap, the three categories of torts are (1) intentional torts, (2) unintentional torts, and (3) strict liability cases. An “unintentional tort” is the opposite of an intentional tort: a wrongful act done without the intent to cause injury. Most of the time, unintentional torts arise because someone did something careless.

Common examples of unintentional torts are negligence and recklessness. A person may be liable for negligence if he owed you a duty, but carelessly breached that duty, causing you to incur damages. A person may be liable for recklessness if he knew that his actions posed a substantial risk of injury, but disregarded that risk and continued to act as he had.

This is, of course, a simplified explanation, and the information provided here is intended only to provide an overview of the law. It does not replace the advice of competent legal counsel. If you believe you may have a case for an unintentional tort, call an attorney in your area.

Life’s not always fair, but it may be fairer than you think it is. If you’re in a bind, the Law Office of Christopher J. Mutchler may be able to help.

Copyright Christopher Mutchler – Wethersfield, CT – 2018

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