Tort Case Scenarios
Tort Case Scenarios The scenarios below provide several examples of torts to include negligence, unintentional torts, intentional torts, assault, battery, etc. Torts are civil wrongs recognized by law as grounds for a lawsuit. These wrongs result in an injury or harm constituting the basis for a claim by the injured party (Cornell, 2010).
Scenario 1 Scenario 1 has multiple instances that happen during the game that raises attention between people. Most of these instances have enough evidence to go to court and possibly win the case. Scenario 1 starts out by Daniel and his son going to the football game. During the game, one of the fans gets hurt due to one of the players breaking the quarterback’s arm and throwing the ball to the fan. This would be a negligence tort. The fan would be the plaintiff suing the team, the team member, as well as the stadium, which would be the defendants.
Unintentional Tort Scenario 1 also deals with another fan, Malik, who gets upset on the referee’s call and by accident spills his cold beer on Ruben, Daniel’s 8 years old son. This would be an unintentional tort, since it was an accident spilling the cold beer on Ruben. Ruben would be considered as a potential plaintiff, while Malik would be the defendant. I don’t believe the case would get too far, since it could be proven that it was totally an accident of spilling the cold bear on Ruben.
Intentional Tort Daniel gets upset on Malik for ruining his son’s enjoyment of the game. Daniel shoves Malik. Malik falls down and hits his face on the aisle steps and knocks out two of his front teeth. Daniel’s actions would be considered as intentional tort, since he did plan to hurt Malik intentionally. In this situation, Malik would be considered as the plaintiff and Daniel, the defendant. I believe Daniel would be guilty in this tort. Malik on the other hand would still be guilty of spilling the bear on
References: Cheeseman, H. (2010). The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce (6th ed.). : Prentice Hall. Cornell. (2010). Tort law: an overview. Retrieved December 1, 2010, from http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/tort