Types of Cases

Types of civil cases

In the year 2000, more than 259000 civil cases were filed in U.S. District courts. There are cases like Disputes about Contracts and Private Agreements, Personal injury or property Damage Claims, Disagreements over Property, and Consumer Protection Issues.

Personal Injury Or Property Damage

Personal injuries amd torts account for nearly 40% of all civil cases filed.

Disagreements Over Property

Civil law also deals with disagreements about things people own, called property.

Questions and Important Words after Reading

What if someone does not pay a fine or does not go to court for a tort?


Tort- a damage caused to 1 person other than a broken contract for which someone who caused the damage is legally responsible.


Contract- an agreement between two or more parties, written or oral, that can be enforced by law.