Not all personal injuries occur because of an accident or actionable negligence. This firm also handles personal injury cases arising from intentional conduct. Such intentional torts include:
• Assault: an intentional act that causes another person to fear or apprehend harm. An example of this could be raising a fist to cause another person to fear being punched.
• Battery: an intentional act that causes harmful or offensive contact with another person. Battery cases often involve assault claims, too, because the injured party experienced both the fear of the harmful or offensive contact as well as the contact itself.
• Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: extreme or outrageous conduct that causes another person to feel severe emotional distress, including fear, embarrassment, grief, shame, humiliation, and worry. Examples of acts that constitute intentional infliction of emotional distress include but are not limited to: making harassing phone calls, sending threatening messages via mail or email, and stalking.
If you have been injured by someone else’s intentional conduct, you may be able to recover monetary damages for medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, mental anguish. Some causes of action, such as intentional infliction of emotional distress also allow the plaintiff to recover exemplary (commonly known as punitive damages) damages and attorneys’ fees.
All other forms of Negligence: This firm handles a wide variety of accident and injury cases involving negligent and/or intentional conduct. If your situation does not fit neatly into one of the categories of cases described above, please do not hesitate to inquire whether our firm would be able to help you.