A tort occurs when you've suffered a loss or been harmed by the actions or inactions of another person or company. The law allows a victim to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator (known as the tortfeasor). Personal injury lawsuits, environmental pollution (sometimes known as toxic torts), contract disputes, and products liability claims (sometimes known as mass torts) are all examples of torts. Torts attorneys may represent either the victim or the tortfeasor. If you've been harmed by someone else's actions or if someone else is accusing you of having harmed them, hire a torts law firm immediately. Your lawyers can guide you through the litigation process, represent you in court and attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, if appropriate.