Technically, breach of contract is not a tort, but it is a civil matter. Damages in breach of contract are measured by the loss of the person injured. Liability ("fault") is determined by deciding whether the injury was "reasonably foreseeable" as a result of the breach . For instance, if he had merely failed to pay some money he owed you, and the lack of money caused you to walk to work because you didn't have money for gas and during that walk you fell into a hole, that injury was not forseeable by him and not compensable. However, if he agreed to drive you to work and did not, then your injury, resulting from your need to walk because of his breach, would be forseeable.