The tort/ delict is the element of civil tort liability that triggers the compensation obligation of the defendant after having caused a prejudice to the plaintiff.
It is easy to believe that torts fall only into the crime category due to the fact that many times the two overlap; however, it is important to separate it from the crime liability sector due to the fact that the desired outcome lies in the full compensation of the caused prejudice, which falls as a burden on the defendant for the harm he provoked to the other person (the plaintiff).
Such a legal dispute can be solved through civil court proceedings or through a settlement before any lawsuit is started in court. The case of reaching a settlement before a trial is filed in court means that the injured party has accepted an offer made by the insurers of the party who provoked him an injury. It is advisable to have a lawyer present when the negotiations with the insurers take place, due to the fact that generally the insurers try to make an offer that is less than the necessary to cover the damages suffered by the injured party.
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