Intentional injuries are the result of intentional torts. Intentional torts describe a person's wrongful, intentional acts. Although some intentional torts may be perpetrated against property, such as trespassing, many more consist of wrongful acts against other people.
Assault and Battery Victims
An assault occurs where one person is put in imminent fear of a physical injury. Similarly, a battery is any physical contact with another person that the person has not consented to. Below is a collection of issues related to assault and battery.
- What Is an Assault and Battery?
- Rights of Crime Victims
- Verbal Threats as Assault
- Recovering Damages as a Victim of Assault and Battery
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Dog bites and animal attacks are a unique category of tort, because they likely do not involve any specific, intentional act other than owning the animal. Still, owners of animals are held liable for the actions of those animals. The links below explain the variety of issues stemming from torts involving animals.
- What to Do If You Are a Victim of a Dog Bite or Animal Attack
- Possible Recoveries for Victims of Dog Bites or Animal Attacks
- Animal Owner's Legal Responsibility for a Dog Attack
- Criminal Liability If Your Animal Bites or Attacks Someone
Emotional distress involves wrongful conduct that may not involve physical touching like a battery, but is nonetheless so outrageous and has such severe consequences that a court will allow recovery. It is a complicated issue, with several nuances that are outlined below.
- Suing for Emotional Distress
- Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Bystander Recovery for Emotional Distress
- Liability for Abusive or Insulting Language
Although the majority of police officers are sworn to protect and serve, occasionally one or several officers may act without regard to the law. Read more about how police misconduct is actionable below.
- What Is Police Misconduct?
- Suing for Police Misconduct
- Compensation for Police Misconduct
- Injuries Caused by Police Dogs
Seeking Legal Advice
If any of the above applies to you, you should strongly consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights. A local attorney will be able to advise you as to the strengths and weakness of your case, and help you chose the best course of action.