Tort attorneys do important work to make society safer.This means that individuals harmed by the unlawful actions of law enforcement officials may bring a civil lawsuit against the agency for damages.

Medieval period edit Torts and crimes at common law originate in the Germanic system of compensatory fines for wrongs ( OE unriht with no clear distinction between crimes and other wrongs.Its not good enough to say that you didnt know you were doing something wrong.In addition, Raymond may be criminally charged with felony DUI.

The damages cannot be sought through a civil suit.Modern development edit The law of torts for various jurisdictions has developed independently.