A tort is a civil wrong that causes someone else harm and injury. The person causing the harm is the tortfeasor. Examples of torts are car accidents and slip and fall injuries due to someone’s negligence. Examples of tortfeasors include a negligent manufacturer, a pharmaceutical company that cares more about profits than public safety, or a company that produced a defective product that harmed people. For each of these, injured individuals may need to seek compensation for the harm caused to them.