What are intentional tort cases?
How does an intentional tort differ from the most common types of personal injury cases?
Most personal injury cases are the result of one party being negligent or careless, whereas, in an intentional tort case, one party intentionally harms another.
Therefore, intentional tort cases typically have the added criminal charges on top of the personal injury civil claims and charges for compensation.
The government can bring criminal charges against parties for intentional tort cases. The reason they do this is not for damages or compensation, but to punish the guilty party.
What are some examples of intentional tort cases?
Unlike most personal injury cases which are the result of one party's negligence or carelessness, intentional torts are not caused by any accidents, they are intentional acts.
Common intentional tort cases include assault, false arrest, sexual assault, battery, fraud, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation.
How is an intentional tort case proved?
During the court case, the plaintiff must first prove that the defendant with intention to perform some act that resulted in the defendant's injury or harm. Then they must prove that the harm the defendant suffered was substantially certain to result from doing that particular act that the defendant committed.
For more information pertaining to your particular intentional tort case, consult an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.