KNC501/KNC601 Constitution of India, Law and Engineering
Chapter 12: Tort law
The Four Elements
Torts are made up of four individual elements, all of which must be in place for a tort to exist.
• The presence of a duty. …
• The breach of a duty. …
• An injury. …
• The injury resulted from the breach.
Common torts include: assault, battery, damage to personal property, conversion of personal property, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Injury to people may include emotional harm as well as physical harm.
Remedies of Tort:
The main remedy against tortious loss is compensation in damages or money. In a limited range of cases, tort law will tolerate self-help, such as reasonable force to expel a trespasser. This is a defense against the tort of battery.