Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases


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Which of the following would be considered a negligent cause of action?

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1. Which of the following scenarios would the 'But For Test' be most useful in?

2. In law, what are damages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tool can help you strengthen your knowledge of negligence tort cases. Essential topics to understand for the quiz include the requirements for a negligence tort and what damages are legally speaking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet, you will be tested on your understanding of:

  • Negligent causes for action
  • The 'But For Test'
  • Legal definition of damages
  • Proximate cause chain of events

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills in these assessments:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chain of events in proximate cause and damages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the 'But For Test.'
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of proximate cause to assess which situations could lead to a negligence tort

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of tort, refer to the lesson Negligence Torts: Definition and Cases. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Understand what an unintentional negligence tort is
  • Identify elements that must be proven for a negligence tort
  • Learn about the legal definition of damages
  • Establish the role of the 'But For Test'