What Are Intentional Torts?
A tort is legally defined as any civil wrong where someone’s actions have caused harm or damage to another, faultless party. Most often these cases are attributed to someone’s negligent actions and may include automobile accidents or faulty product cases. Along with negligent tort cases, courts also deal with intentional torts where the responsible party’s actions are deemed to have been intentional.
Intentional tort cases are unique in that along with suing for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other damages, plaintiffs can also recover punitive damages. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the Nashville personal injury lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Common Types of Intentional Torts
Many people believe that you can only sue for punitive damages in an intentional tort case if the defendant intended to cause harm. In reality, your case could be classified as an intentional tort if the individual acted intentionally, regardless of whether the aim was to harm you. Contact one of our attorneys today if you have suffered an injury from any of the following actions:
- Assault and battery
- Doctors or physicians forcing medical treatment
- False imprisonment
- Invasion of privacy
Though a conviction on criminal charges may serve to bring you some peace of mind, the reality is that it does little to address the needs of the person who was harmed. A successful legal action can help you to obtain the resources that you need to address your medical bills and other damages, as well as to gain a sense that all means of formal accountability have been exhausted.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury because of someone’s intentional actions, you need a qualified legal professional on your side. To discuss your case, contact the Nashville injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 today.