An Introduction to “Law of Torts”

Originally, there was no distinction between various wrongs and there was no compartmentalization like crime, tort or breach of contract. Earlier, the only remedy available for the wrongs committed were punishments like putting the offender in jail. So, a need was felt to differentiate between more serious and less serious wrongs committed. Hence, emerged the concept of ‘Law of Torts.’ A tort is a civil wrong. This is basically a breach of a duty imposed by law, which gives rise to a civil right of action for a remedy not exclusive to any other area of law.

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