While every other type of personal injury or property damage litigation is based on unintentional or negligent acts by a third-party, there are many situations where the responsible party actually intended to commit the act that injured or killed the plaintiff. Those situations of intentional injuries are more commonly referred to in litigation as “intentional torts.” The law has very different rules for plaintiffs to follow when an intentional act caused their damages. Types of intentional torts include:
- Battery: Intentionally touching of a person, without consent, causing injury. Sexual battery, or rape are the most common
- Assault: Intentionally putting a person in fear of a battery (no touching required)
- Unlawful Imprisonment: Intentionally and wrongfully depriving someone of their freedom
- Malicious Prosecution: Intentionally and wrongfully pursuing a criminal action
- Libel: Damaging defamatory remarks that are written
- Slander: Damaging defamatory remarks that are spoken
- Intentional Infliction or Emotional Distress: Purposely causing psychological harm to a person
If you or a loved one has been injured by intentional abuse of any kind, please contact us today.
Devon Reiff on “Ask The Lawyerz”
On July 6, 2016 Devon Reiff was the special guest on “Ask The Lawyerz” a new webinar hosted by Dan Abrams on LawNewz.com featuring “the nation’s top legal experts tackling your legal questions.”
Devon Reiff is part of SuperLawyers 2017, the 12th consecutive year he was bestowed this prestigious ranking. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected through a rigorous system of balloting, peer evaluation and internal research. The distinction of being named a New York Super Lawyer is reserved for the top five percent of New York lawyers.