What remedy, if any should the law provide to a person who has suffered wrongful harm at the hands of ather? Should the lay do thing and leave things as they are? Should the burden of helping injured persons bear their financial losses be placed on their families? Should we place the responsibility for helping on the government? As an alternative to these possibilities, we might say that in some cases people who cause harm should be required to compensate for the losses by paying money to the persons they have harmed. The law of torts is made of a series of rules that tell us when a person who has harmed ather must pay that person compensation.