Importance of tort law in our daily life

Last week, I wrote a post about compensation in tort law. Although ‘tort law’ is not often mentioned, many stories in the newspapers relate to this area of law.

Take your favourite newspaper. Look for stories about people who want compensation against somebody else who have done a wrong to them.

Let’s take an example. David is crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing. Philip who has just passed his driving test is running over David. David suffers a serious head injury which affects his abilities of thinking and concentration.

As a result of these injuries, David cannot go back to his office job as an accountant. David will seek to obtain compensation.

He will sue Philip who is likely to be liable for the tort.

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