Goals of Tort Law:

(1)     Preservation of Peace –eliminates reasons to seek revenge

(2)     Reduce accidents (deterrence) – incentives for safe conduct

(3)     Loss allocation – rational distribution of losses

(4)     Loss spreading – spreading out costs of accidents to different ind.’s. ameliorates impact of injuries

(5)     Administrative efficiency – liability rules that are efficient and workable.

(6)     Fairness – depends on values to be compared.

(7)     Autonomy – ensuring that threat of liability not inhibit ind’s. and their activities.

(8)     Free Enterprise – ensuring that excess liability does not impede economic competition