Law Topics >  Injuries > Tort

When someone or something causes an injury to another person or thing, the legal profession calls such an act a “tort.” A tort is committed when one person is harmed because of the wrongful act of another. The purpose of tort law is to assign responsibility to the individual, group or company responsible for causing such harm. The term “personal injury” encompasses a wide variety of circumstances ranging from a stubbed toe, to an amputated limb, to death, and everything and anything in between.