Personal injury in Thailand is covered by tort law. A civil case for wrongful acts covers a wide range of cases that can be remedied by awarding damages; other remedies may also be available. Examples of torts include medical negligence, negligent damage to private property, and negligent misstatements causing financial loss.
The primary aims of tort law are to provide relief for the harm suffered and deter other potential tortfeasors from committing the same harm. In Thailand, the injured person may sue for both an injunction to stop the tortious conduct and monetary damages.
In principle, a person who creates a tort is bound to pay compensation to the injured person. However, sometimes a person has liability for another person’s actions. For example, an employer is jointly liable with the employee by virtue of his employment; if the damage is caused by an animal, the owner or the person who undertakes the animal is bound to compensate the injured person (Sections 425, 433 of the CCC), etc. Read more
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