Articles for Non-Lawyers

What is a “tort” claim? by Patricia Santucci

Your lawyer may use the term “tort claim” when referring to the lawsuit that you may bring against the driver that caused your motor vehicle collision. Tort is a legal term used to describe conduct that harms other people or their property. It is a private or “civil” wrong or an act of negligence against a person. You as the injured party may sue the wrongdoer to recover damages to compensate you for the losses that you have suffered as a result of the motor vehicle accident. Santucci Personal Injury Law can help you through this sometimes cumbersome experience. Initial consultations are free. (77)

About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website