Intentional Torts

What is tort law? “Tort law” is the section of law that allows injured people to obtain compensation for injuries inflicted by others. It is what most people refer to as “injury law,” or “personal injury law.” A “tort” is a wrongful act that leads to civil liability.

There are three categories of torts: intentional torts, unintentional torts, and strict liability cases. An intentional tort is an act done with the intent of affecting the victim in a way that is forbidden. Classic examples of intentional torts include assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Precisely what a person seeking to assert an intentional tort must prove varies by the tort. However, for every intentional tort, there must be intentional action. If injury is caused due to carelessness, the case begins to sound in unintentional tort.

The information contained here is intended only to provide an overview of the law. It does not replace the advice of competent legal counsel. If you believe you may have a case for an intentional tort, call an attorney in your area.

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