An intentional tort occurs when a person’s purposeful behavior causes harm to another individual, or another’s property. The perpetrator of such an act will be held liable for damages caused by the act, if that person had intent to do the action. The person who causes the harm may not have meant to have caused damage, but he/she must have intended to cause the act which results in harm.
A legal professional should be consulted to help determine what kinds of relief or compensation the law may allow to you in complex situations.
- Intentional torts are defined based on two categories; 1) torts against people, such as assault, and 2) torts against property, such as trespass.
- Assault & Battery: An assault is the intentional creation of a reasonable and imminent fear of harmful or offensive contact. Battery is the actual unwanted or offensive contact from another. You need not be physically touched to constitute an assault. In other words you may be entitled to relief if you have been attacked or someone tried to attack you.
Legal Help for an Intentional Tort
If you think you or a loved one might have been harmed by the purposeful action of another, it is important to contact a legal professional to learn about your options. The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can provide the legal expertise you need. You can reach our firm at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an online questionnaire.
The initial consultation is FREE. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless there is a monetary recovery of funds. Timing is important, because statutes of limitation affect how long you have to file a claim.