The unintentional tort  is one of three major types of torts.   Other torts are classified as intentional torts or strict liability torts.  The unintentional tort is also known as negligence.

The elements of negligence are (i) defendant owed a duty of reasonable care to plaintiff; (ii) defendant breached  that duty; (iii) defendant’s   breach of that duty caused; (iv) plaintiff’s damages.

You will frequently see the elements of negligence briefly summarized as duty, breach, causation, and damages.

 

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