What is a tort?


Tort is one of those words that almost no one uses outside of law school, except to talk about “tort reform.” But to understand what they’re trying to “reform,” you first have to know what a tort is.

A tort is a wrong caused by the breach of a duty. Typically, when we’re talking about torts, we’re talking about the following types of cases:

  • Personal injury from an auto accident
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death cases from fatal car crashes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Assaults
  • Slip & fall
  • Failure to warn about dangers on the land such as exposed wiring or faulty stairs
  • Defective products that cause injury

The personal injury lawyers at David Marks Law work to get our clients full compensation for injuries that they’ve suffered because of someone else’s negligence. For your free consultation, please call us at (703) 385-1100 or fill out the contact form on our website.


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Fairfax, VA 22030
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