Civil Lawsuits - Torts
This section of PALawHelp.org has Information on the ground for civil lawsuits that are not based on a contract.
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Other Accidents and Injuries
Information on your rights if you are injured as a result of another person's conduct, because of the condition of their property, or because of a machine or product malfunction.
The Difference between Torts and Crimes
Information from GeorgiaLegalAid.org explaining the diffference between a crime and a tort, which could provide the grounds for a civil lawsuit.
Common Intentional Torts (Video)
This two-part video from LawShelf, a project of National Paralegal College, discusses Intentional torts, which are a central area of civil law. A tort is when an individual suffers harm or loss because of someone else’s wrongful conduct. An intentional tort occurs when someone deliberately intends the action which leads to the harm or loss of another.
Torts and Personal Injuries
General information from Findlaw on many types of Torts, which are personal injuries caused by civil (as opposed to criminal) wrongs. This generally means that the wrong was unintended, but tort lawsuits can include everything from car accident injuries to injuries stemming from assaults, the invasion of privacy, wrongful death, and many others.
What Are Intentional Torts?
Information from Findlaw on Intentional torts, which are wrongful acts done on purpose. The person does not need to actually mean harm, but the other person ends up hurt anyway, such as in a prank. Or, the person can definitely mean harm, such as domestic violence cases.
Dauphin County Self Help Center
Information on the Dauphin County Pro Se Litigant Self Help Center where forms and instructions are available.
Elk and Cameron Counties Forms
Forms from the Court of Common Pleas of the 59th Judicial District serving Elk and Cameron Counties.
Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center
The Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July, 2004. The main purpose of the Center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.
Schuylkill County: Prothonotary Forms
Forms for use in the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas.