Damage in the legal sense means the involuntary loss of property of value resulting from a specified external event. Tort law determines which damages must be restituted by whom, and to which extend. Damage claims may result from applicable law or from a contract.
Although the claims for damages are often regarded as an annex of the respective legal areas (for example when it comes to an accident at the workplace), the central questions are always the same: Did the at-fault party act negligently or deliberately? How can the damage be quantified? What evidence is to be supplied by which party? Is the injured party partially at fault or did they contravene their obligation to mitigate the damage? Does the injured party have any benefits, which must be taken into account? Are there any procedural particularities to the dispute?
Because these questions are answered according to the same – or at least according to similar – criteria across different regulatory contexts, it makes sense to single out “tort law” as a specific field even though it plays a role in multiple regulatory contexts.
Check out our portal schadensersatz.net (in German) to find detailed information, verdicts and recessions regarding tort law, related to the following subjects and others:
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOLLOWING DAMAGES
COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES
LOSS OF DEPENDENCY
LOSS OF EARNINGS
Whether you are the wronged or the at-fault party, take advantage of the experience of the STEINWACHS Law Firm in this field.
Responsible for the content of this page Lawyer for Tort Law Hamburg Berlin Bremen: Stephan Steinwachs (Lawyer Hamburg Berlin Bremen)