Differences Between Intentional Torts And Unintentional Tort

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Q5) Explain the differences between intentional torts and unintentional torts.
Intentional tort is an act of civil wrong as a results from a person committing an offence which results in causing physical injury or harm to the victim. One of the main elements of intentional torts is the intent of the wrongdoer. With clear intent to commit the offence, the wrongdoer can be charged under the intentional tort. Intentional tort contains element of intent other torts do not have. A person who is affected by legal damages or injury may use tort law to gain compensation from the individual who is responsible, or liable for that affliction. To commit intentional torts, it means that you must do something on purpose or with a clear intent or desire. However the person who commit intentional tort need not have the intent to harm to execute the offence. For example, John wants to surprise his girlfriend by giving her a birthday surprise but John doesn’t know that his girlfriend has an unstable heart condition thus when the surprise happened, the fright causes John’s girlfriend to have a heart attack. This leads to John committing intentional tort even if he doesn’t intend to scare her into a heart attack. In addition to this, there are several typical types of intentional torts knowingly assault. Assault occurs when one individual threatens another individual without actually having physical contact with the victim. Generally, assault is said to happen when the apprehension of injury
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