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Actual Harm

Actual Harm

Learn about the concept of harm, the types of harm (physical, emotional, and economic), and how they relate to a prima facie case of negligence.


Now, let's talk about another element of the prima facie case for negligence: actual harm.

Harm can be broken down into three basic categories: physical harm, emotional harm, and economic harm. In real life, usually, where you find one of these three, you will find at least one of the other two. However, for our purposes here, we will consider each one separately. Even so, before we consider the three separate types of harm, let's have a discussion of what constitutes harm generally. To quote...