Delictual Fault Law and Legal Definition

Delictual fault refers to a legal obligation arising between people independent of any contractual or other legal relationship between them. Delictual fault arises when one person commits a tort against another person. It is an act productive of obligations that take place between persons judicially who are strangers to each other. Delictual fault is also the intentional or negligent causing of damages.[Hostetler v. W. Gray & Co., 523 So. 2d 1359, 1368 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1988)].