I intentionally hit you in the face with my fist. Is this a tort or a crime? What is the difference between a Tort and a Crime?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 9:07 pm ad1c9bdddf
This is a tort as by definition, tort is a legal wrong; however, it is legally wrong to intentionally inflict injury on another person. Tort and crime are both breaches of the law. Tort has individual consequences in that the injured is seeking a right to action. Crime is punishable by the state. A tort is ...
In this case, the person has committed two wrongs. This person has committed a crime for assault and since the crime was inflicted on another person and injury occurred, it is a tort for which the injured may obtain monetary gains for medical injuries.