At Wolf & Pravato, we have represented clients in numerous tort actions. However, these civil actions do not last indefinitely. If you have been injured and wish to claim damages, it is important that you file a lawsuit within the four-year statute of limitations under Section 95.11 of the Florida State Legislature Act. A tort is an act or omission that causes injury or injury to others and constitutes civil wrongfulness for which the courts are held liable. In the context of tort, “breach” describes the infringement of a statutory right, while “damage” describes the loss or damage that a person actually suffers.1 Unlike intentional tort liability, negligence does not involve intentional acts. Negligence occurs when one person does not act carefully enough and another person is injured as a result. In such cases, a person must have an obligation to another person. They do not have to fulfill their duty to act reasonably. After all, this failure must lead to damage. Legal actions are the largest category of civil litigation and can include a wide range of personal injury – however, there are three main types: claims based on intentional, negligent or negligent acts and claims based on strict liability. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC administers civil tort claims to obtain compensation for victims. This can include amounts for hospitalization costs, emotional distress, punitive damages, wrongful homicide, and more.
Read the following sections and contact us if you have any questions about the relevant duty of care or how to breach it. An intentional crime occurs when a natural or legal person intentionally engages in conduct that causes harm or damage to another person. For example, hitting someone in a fight would be considered an intentional act that would fall under the offence of battery; Although accidentally hitting another person would not be considered “intentional” because there was no intention to hit the person (. However, this act may be considered negligence if the affected person has been injured). Both tort law and criminal law may give rise to liability if: In English law, a related category of tort liability was created in Rylands v Fletcher (1868): strict liability has been established for a dangerous escape from a hazard, including water, fire or animals, until the cause has been eliminated. In Cambridge Water Co Ltd v. Eastern Counties Leather plc (1994), chemicals from a factory seeped into the water table through soil and contaminated East Anglia`s water tanks.  The Rylands Rule is still in force in England and Wales. In Australian law, it has been merged with negligence.  Finally, there are offences involving strict liability. Strict or “absolute” liability applies to cases where liability for a breach can be attributed to the offender without proof of negligence or direct fault. If a case involves strict liability, the victim is entitled to compensation, even if the responsible party has taken every precaution and has not intentionally violated them.
The only thing the victim has to prove is that they were hurt because of the other person`s actions. What matters is that an action took place and ultimately resulted in the harm of another person. Damages are sometimes considered a cause of action that is not defined in other areas such as contract or trust law.  However, tort law and contract law are similar in that they both involve a breach of duty and, in modern law, these obligations are vague and it may not be clear whether an action is “tortious or in contract”; If both apply and different standards apply to each (e.g. a statute of limitations), the courts will determine which is the “Gravamen” (most applicable).