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Intentional Injuries (Intentional Torts)
If you have suffered physical injuries or other harm that is not an accident, but is caused by the intentional actions of another person, you may have a personal injury claim to recover money or other compensation from the wrongdoer and their insurance company. Lawyers call these claims “Intentional Torts,” and unsurprisingly the most common of these are assault and battery. Intentional injury claims, however, can arise whenever a person or business commits an intentional act causing another person suffer harm in any way. Below are some examples of different kinds of intentional injury claim:
Assault and Battery – When somebody does any intentional act that results in unwanted physical contact or causes reasonable fear of immediate harm or injury. Frequently occurs when two people are involved in a fight, or when somebody threatens physical violence.
Invasion of Privacy – When somebody invades the private space of another person, either in person with their eyes and ears, or with technology like video cameras, microphones, cell phones, or hidden spy equipment. Unfortunately, with new technology widely and cheaply available, this terrible, criminal act is becoming more common.
Trespass – Intentionally interfering with another person’s land, real estate, motor vehicle, or personal belongings.
Conversion – Similar to any theft crime, it is any act that takes away another person’s ownership rights. Nowadays, this is common when somebody uses another person’s credit or debit cards, or accesses bank accounts online without permission.
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress – Extreme and outrageous conduct, carried out intentionally or recklessly to cause someone suffer a severe emotional distress.
False imprisonment – Unlawful restraint against a person’s will. Often people will find themselves in this situation when anybody other than a police officer demands that you “wait here” or “stay put” – and threatens you with violence or other harm if you refuse.
Fraud – When somebody intentionally uses false, untrue and misleading information to convince another person to take some action that they would not normally do.
Because intentional torts are often accompanied by facts showing evil intent or extremely disturbing behavior on the part of the wrongdoer, injured people may also recover additional compensation for their damages known as Punitive Damages. Punitive damages are awarded by courts when it is in society’s interest to make an example out of a wrongdoer, and discourage others from engaging in similar behavior.
If you have been harmed through the intentional actions of other people or companies, call I.S. Law Firm for your free initial consultation. At I.S. Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys to pursue your claims and get you the compensation you deserve.
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