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To wound, hurt, or harm.
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tr.v. in·jured, in·juring, in·jures
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.

in′jur·er n.
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other connection between them and the injurer. (82) Thus, compensatory
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Forgiveness does not, however, excuse or justify the actions of the injurer. It may or may not include reconciliation because there may be concerns about trust and safety.
If one can go back in time and find an earlier choice that was itself culpable, and that in-fact and proximately caused accidental injury to another, then one can blame the injurer for that prior choice, even if one cannot blame her for any inadvertence at the time the accident occurs.
Such catastrophes are treated separately because on the one hand they are obviously man-made, but on the other hand they share a similarity with natural catastrophes: The injurer (the terrorist) typically can either not be found or is insolvent.
Liability is established prospectively for an entire "class" of cases, regardless of the level of precaution adopted by the injurer. As Epstein (1988) observes, strict liability "reserve[s] to the courts a legal monopoly to fashion the relevant terms and conditions on which all products should be sold in all relevant markets."
Under the conventional application of this rule, the victim first collects the money and compensates the injurer, and only then is the injurer required to eliminate the nuisance (ex ante).
-Var of injurer walking to ambulance with the help of UMKE (National Medical Rescue Team) teams
The injurer has used personal power to rob another, to establish a relationship in which the injurer says, in effect, "I am up here and you are down there." However, from a moral perspective, it is the injured one who is "up" and the offender who is "down." When Ann as a young adult met her abuser on the street, for example, she was "up" and he was "down" in this sense.
Under Calabresi's approach, the implication is that liability may exist even if there is no injurer. (42) But, according to Colombatto, that is the only difference between Calabresi and free-market advocates.
There are theorists who say that the current tort compensation system based on fault is outmoded and that smaller jurisdictions such as New Zealand have attempted a no-fault system based on needs of the injured (paid for by all of us, ie taxpayers), rather than fault of the injurer, (invariably paid for by insurers but again all of us as policyholders or, again, taxpayers when public bodies are involved).