The Law Of Torts Is Largely Based On The English Common Law System

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I, hereby, take this opportunity to express my special thanks of gratitude to my professor, Dr. C.J. Rawandale, as well as the assistant professor, Prof. Nitya Thakur, of the subject Law of Torts, MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws I for his help and constant support. I am using this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone who supported me throughout the course of this project.


The word “tort” is basically derived from the Latin word “tortum” which means “to twist”. Tort, therefore, in the general sense implies, a twisted or unlawful conduct which is detrimental to the ideals of public policy. It refers to civil wrongs the exact remedy for which is not codified in the statute and occurs on a general basis. The term was introduced by Norman jurists. “Unliquidated Damages” i.e. the amount of compensation which is not pre-determined is the legal remedy provided for torts. The Indian law of torts is largely based on the English common Law system which is still followed in India. In the absence of relevant legal explanation by the English Common Law, Indian Courts apply the noble principles of justice, equity and good conscience.
This project encompasses a detailed insight into the significance of volenti non fit injuria under the law of torts. Volenti non fit injuria is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might…

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