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?

    … in one section but then excludes the same coverage in another section, the coverage would be deemed illusory. Id. quoting Tire Kingdom, Inc. v. First S. Ins. Co., 573 So.2d 885, 887 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990). An illusory policy was found in the following examples: (a) a policy covered certain intentional torts but then excluded intended acts; (b) a policy…

    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

    … of the dangerous condition.8 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free consultation If you have suffered a loss or injury which warrants filing a premises liability claim, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your injury with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help to protect your legal rights…

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

    …, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, and assaults or other intentional torts.2 Common personal injury defenses In the course of a personal injury case, the liable or at-fault parties, the defendant in the case often deploy a legal defense as a method to avoiding liability or lessening the liability.3 There are several common defenses used…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -