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Injury to Persons, Property, and Relations, Doctrinal Issues in
Legal systems provide various answers when there are injuries to persons, property, and relations. The term injury is understood in the sense that a person other than the injured has caused the injury or, by her activities, has otherwise contributed to it. This entry therefore does not deal with injuries caused solely by natural disasters or like catastrophes for which no other person is responsible. Injuries to persons, property, and relations are the unavoidable corollary wherever human beings live together and form a social community. In modern societies, the risk of being injured by the activities of others has increased compared with former times. This is due to many factors: an increase in population and social contacts; closer proximity to a greater number of neighbors; technical developments such as faster and stronger means of transportation, which pose greater risks; bigger and more dangerous industrial plants; and so on. How to ...