Chapter 4: The Law of Torts
Chapter Overview: Ready to Learn?
A crime is considered an offense against the public at large and is therefore punishable by the government. A tort is a private wrong committed by one person against another. The person who is wronged in a tort will try to recover money as compensation for the loss or injury suffered. Sometimes people are simply careless and cause injury to another person, damage to property, or both. Injury caused by a personís carelessness is called negligence. In this chapter, you will begin to understand tort law so you can protect yourself legally.
Legal Web Links: Need to Know More?
Surf the Internet for legal Web links.
The American Bar Associationís Web site section on business law.
Real Cases: Did You Get It?
Apply the chapter material to real cases.
Self-Check Quizzes: Test Tomorrow?
Test your knowledge of chapter material with a self-check quiz.
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