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    Elements of "Tort"

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    I am unfortunatley somewhat confused on this topic.

    For instance, let's say you are a passing motorist and stop to give first aid to an individual that was a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, that person passes due to their injuries. Are you responsible? I was reading up on tort laws and was somewhat confused.

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    First let us discuss what is law of tort.
    The term "tort" is a legal term derived from the Latin word "tortus", meaning a "wrong". In his famous treatise, Handbook of the Law of Torts, William Prosser defined "tort" as "a term applied to a miscellaneous and more or less unconnected group of civil wrongs other than breach of contract for which a court of law will afford a remedy in the form of an action for damages."
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