For example, suppose A, lives in State X, which has no cap on tort damages for injuries received in an auto accident.
With regard to remedies, a plaintiff may institute an action for tort damages as compensation for injury or, alternatively, request an injunction.
Often this will be normal tort damages.
Under the Republican bill, patients could seek tort damages only if they won their case before the external reviewers.
The measure of tort damages were less than potential contract damages of £2500, being only £1500 to take account of the fact that she did not have the pain of an abortion.
If in the above example Mary had overpaid, paying £750 for the watch, her damages in contract would still be £450 (giving him the item he contracted to buy), however in tort damages are £700.
Many jurisdictions, especially the US, retain punitive elements in tort damages, for example in anti-trust and consumer-related torts, making tort blur the line with criminal acts.
For example, jury awards for tort damages are based on compensating victims for pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life.
But it is still possible to fall between tort damages and entitlement to social security.
The typical pattern is to allow the victim to join the proceedings either as a civil plaintiff suing simultaneously for tort damages or as a coprosecutor arguing and presenting the case alongside the state prosecutor.