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The majority of tort cases involve an innocent party suffering an injury because of someone else’s negligence. These may arise due to a number of different events such as an automobile accident, a slip and fall accident, or medical malpractice. However, there are also other forms of tort cases which may lead to engagement with the civil justice system. An intentional tort involves any breach of civil duty with the defendant’s actions were intentional and harmful to the plaintiff.
Intentional tort cases are not attributed to negligence and therefore, a plaintiff may be able to seek much more extensive financial compensation than would otherwise be available. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of another party’s intentional actions, it is strongly advisable to seek the counsel of a skilled and experienced attorney. Contact the Cedar Rapids injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., by calling (319) 294-4424.
Examples of Intentional Torts
In order to be classified as an intentional tort, the individual doesn’t have to have the intention to cause harm – he or she just has to act intentionally. This simply means that the person willfully made a decision to engage in an action which results in harm, as opposed to an instance in which that person failed to observe his or her civil duty, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Some common examples of intentional torts include:
- Assault and/or Battery
- Invading one’s privacy
- False imprisonment
Distinguishing between intentional torts and tortuous negligence can sometimes be complicated and may have a substantial impact on the course of your case. A qualified attorney can help you to determine a suitable legal response to the harm which you have suffered. Contact the Cedar Rapids injury attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424.