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Intentional Torts: Making a Case for Intentional Personal Injury

Valdes March 11, 2023

The skilled attorneys at Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and can help you recover compensation for your damages if someone intentionally caused harm to you or a loved one.

Intentional Torts

Personal injury claims typically involve the legal theory of negligence, which allows an injured party to hold another person or entity responsible for the consequences of unintentional acts or a failure to act. Intentional torts are deliberate wrongful acts, and often involve physical violence such as battery, which may include acts such as punching someone or even shooting someone with a firearm. Battery can also be charged as a criminal offense. There are certain circumstances in which an intentional tort claim may be brought against an entity or business as well.

Other Common Intentional Tort Claims May Include:

Assault—Threatening injury or attempting battery is assault. For example, if a person points a gun at you and causes fear of immediate danger, he or she could be liable for assault.

False Imprisonment—A person’s movement cannot be restricted against his or her will. When someone restrains another unlawfully, substantially interfering with his or her liberty, it could be considered false imprisonment.

Infliction of Emotional Distress—In an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant engaged in egregious or extreme conduct with the intent of frightening another person, causing significant emotional distress or bodily injury. These claims are challenging and hard to prove, so it is vital to have an experienced intentional tort attorney who understands the most effective legal approach to protect your rights and interests.

Fraud—Fraud is an intentional misrepresentation of an existing fact for the purpose of inducing another person to act, resulting in harm, injury or damage. Fraud can also be charged as a criminal offense.

Invasion of Privacy—The tort of invasion of privacy is defined as an intentional intrusion “upon the solitude or seclusion of another person or his or her private affairs that would be highly offensive to any reasonable person.” Under New Jersey law, unless a person has consented to disclosure, the dissemination of any film, photograph, videotape, recording or other image of a person engaged in sexual contact or whose intimate parts are exposed can be considered invasion of privacy.

Defamation—When someone makes a false statement of fact about another person, it can be legally actionable if it causes harm to that person.

Intentional Tort Attorneys

Because intentional torts carry an element of intent that most other torts don’t, seeking compensation can be very complex—plaintiffs often face a more difficult burden of proof than they would in negligent tort case. That’s why it is essential to seek the counsel of an attorney who will take the most effective course of action to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Call Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.