Intentional Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

by Harold Harper | 5/1/2020 | Intentional Personal Injury: What You Need to Know

Did someone bring you harm on purpose? This is called an “intentional tort”. One example of an intentional tort is assault, but there are many others. There are personal injury laws to protect us from these situations.

Unfortunately, even though there are laws against intentional torts, they are fairly common. The good news is that you might have the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. If you are considering a lawsuit, you likely have a lot of questions. The first step is to contact your lawyers at Harper & Harper. They can help you determine if you have a case and guide you through the process. A personal injury case might go to civil court, but often times, disputes are resolved through settlements.

When you are the victim of an intentional injury, there is understandably a lot of stress, pain, and suffering. There is also the possibility of medical bills, loss of work, and damage to personal property. A personal injury lawsuit can help people financially recover. An experienced attorney is a must because of the complex nature of these intentional tort cases.

What is an “intentional tort”, anyway? It is not a phrase used in everyday jargon and until you are the victim of one, you may not have heard term. Intentional torts are any purposeful act that causes harm to a person or their property. They are almost always crimes.

Some common intentional torts:

Assault

Battery

Theft

Property Damage

Fraud

Libel

Trespass

Wrongful death

Sexual abuse

Each case is different and many are complicated. If you believe you have a viable personal injury claim from an intentional tort, do not hesitate to call Harper & Harper. Call today: 219-762-9538.

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