A tort is a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, for which a remedy may be obtained, usually in the form of damages. The three major types of torts are intentional torts, negligence torts, and strict liability torts.
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Below are some examples of torts to provide you with a better idea of what a tort it. Additionally, you may consider visiting the Wikipedia Tort page to familiarize yourself with other torts.