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Intentional Injury Laws

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What Are Intentional Injuries?

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.

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.

Emotional Distress

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.

Police Misconduct

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.

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.

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Last Modified: 09-12-2014 04:26 PM PDT

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