Main Elements Of Intentional Tort

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Intentional tort is an act of civil wrong as a results from a person committing an offence which results in causing physical injury or harm to the victim. One of the main elements of intentional torts is the intent of the wrongdoer. With clear intent to commit the offence, the wrongdoer can be charged under the intentional tort. Intentional tort contains element of intent other torts do not have. A person who is affected by legal damages or injury may use tort law to gain compensation from the individual who is responsible, or liable for that affliction. To commit intentional torts, it means that you must do something on purpose or with a clear intent or desire. However the person who commit intentional tort need not have the intent to harm…show more content…
This leads to John committing intentional tort even if he doesn’t intend to scare her into a heart attack. In addition to this, there are several typical types of intentional torts knowingly assault. Assault occurs when one individual threatens another individual without actually having physical contact with the victim. Generally, assault is said to happen when the apprehension of injury and feeling of fear is generated among the victim. In contrast to battery, battery is an intentional tort resulting from physical contact. For example, if an individual threatens to hit you with a chair, assault occurred. But if the individual eventually hits you with the chair, battery is said to be taken place. Therefore, battery is the legal term for actually hitting…show more content…
Strict liability is a legal doctrine that makes a company or person responsible for his cause of actions regardless of any fault or negligence on their part. There are times when a person becomes responsible for things that may go awry even if the person does not have the intention for the matter to go wrong. In other words, strict liability indicates that the defendant is held fully responsible for his/her cause of actions that result in catastrophic damages and harm to the other party regardless of whether the damages or harm was intended or not by the defendant. Strict liability can be divided into several major groups including animals (either owned or possessed), abnormal dangerous acts and product liability. If the owner of the animal is a phython and it somehow creeps out and bit the owner’s neighbour even though the owner did not know that the phython is out on the loose, the owner is liable to the neighbour’s injury and therefore must be responsible for the damages done to the neighbour. An abnormal dangerous activity is an operation that cannot be carried out safely even though care and reasonable management is being monitored throughout the operation and for which the operator may face strict liability for any impairment caused. Primary example of this is the usage of hazardous chemicals and fuel, the making of explosives and other such things that may have the potential to
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