Tort Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Tort, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Tort?

Derived from the french word ‘ wrong’ , it means a civil wrong or wrongful act.Torts include injuries made by a person to another for which he is legally responsible.It can be either intentonal or accidental.In most cases the injury caused is likely to be physical but that is not the requirement it can also be mental distress.It relates to something other than a breach of contract.