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An unintentional tort is a civil wrong that is done accidentally, not intentionally. Unintentional torts are commonly referred to as negligence torts.

Why Can a Plaintiff Sue for an Accident?

The term “accident” in personal injury law is a misnomer. The defendant usually causes the alleged accident because they have engaged in some sort of negligence and are not completely innocent in the situation.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence is the failure to act as an ordinary person would in similar or same circumstances. Avoidance of an unintentional tort requires a person to take precautions to avoid carelessly causing harm to other people. Negligence has five elements a plaintiff must prove to have a successful claim:

What Are Common Types of Unintentional Torts?

There are several forms of unintentional torts, including:

What Are the Defenses to Unintentional Torts?

An individual being sued for negligence can raise a variety of defenses at trial, including:

Do I Need a Lawyer for Unintentional Torts?

If you are the victim of an unintentional tort, it is in your best interest to talk to a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand how to proceed with your case.

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Last Modified: 07-29-2015 09:02 AM PDT

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