a private wrong committed by one person against another.
a person who commits a tort
actions that deliberately hurt, embarrass, or scare people
a tort that results when one person carelessly injures another.
exists when the link between the negligent conduct and the injury is strong enough to be recognized by law
a defense against negligence whenever the defendant can show the victim did something that helped cause his or her own injures.
a defense against negligence which is raised when the carelessness of each party is compared to the carlessness of the other party.
assumption of risk
a defense against negligence that is raised when the plantiff knew of the risk involved and still took the chance of being injured.
a legal doctrine that says that some activities are so dangerous that liability will always follow any injury that reults from those activity
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