Intentional Torts

An intentional tort is a category of torts that describes a civil wrong resulting from an intentional act on the part of the tortfeasor. The term negligence, on the other hand, pertains to a tort that simply results from the failure of the tortfeasor to take sufficient care in fulfilling a duty owed, while strict liability torts refers to situations where a party is liable for injuries no matter what precautions were taken.
Posts about Intentional Torts
  • ILLUSORY INSURANCE COVERAGE: REAL OR UNREAL?

    … covered advertising injury but elsewhere excluded advertising injury; and (c) a policy covered parasailing but excluded watercrafts. Id. (citations omitted). In all examples, coverage in the policy was completely swallowed up by an exclusion rendering the coverage illusory. Stated differently, coverage was completely contradicted by an exclusion…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 12 readers -
  • How “Foreseeability” Applies to Personal Injury Cases

    ….), intentional acts of violence (intentional torts such as false imprisonment, battery and assault), and criminal acts committed by a 3rd party are usually seen as unforeseeable events. If, for example, you were involved in an accident that did not initially cause injury, but were assaulted by a 3rd party while waiting for the tow truck…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Premises liability claims go beyond slips, trips, and falls

    … There are many different types of personal injury lawsuits that arise after an accident or injury. Some of the most common claims filed under personal injury law include car accident injuries, medical malpractice, defamation, dog bites, intentional torts, or premises liability claims such slip and fall injuries.1 What is premises liability…

    Bruning Legal- 11 readers -
  • What defenses can be used against your personal injury claim?

    … in a personal injury cases, but two of the typical defenses include assumption of risk and comparative negligence. Assumption of Risk The affirmative defense known as assumption of the risk arises mainly in negligence cases where the defendant claims that the accident or situation was inherently dangerous or so obviously dangerous that the injured party…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -