Did Someone Harm You On Purpose? You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Intentional Tort Claim
Assault, battery and other intentional acts that cause a person to be injured are not just crimes, they also can come with civil liability and a big bill for money damages. A person who has been injured as a result of these and other intentional torts has the right to seek compensation from those responsible, which includes both the attacker and certain entities that may be responsible for protecting your personal security in some situations. At Bloom Legal, our New Orleans personal injury lawyers help people injured by intentional torts get the compensation they deserve and hold their attackers accountable.
Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping injured people get back on their feet. We combine decades of legal experience and a track record of successful results. We regularly take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we win your case.
What is an Intentional Tort?
Most personal injury lawsuits stem from an accident, like a car crash, a slip and fall or an incident of medical malpractice. Those lawsuits are based on claims of negligence, alleging that the person or entity responsible for the accident filed to live up to a certain standard of care.
Intentional torts, as the name suggests, are different because they involve situations where a person purposely injures someone else. Some common intentional torts include:
- Assault: Words and actions that create a threat, causing the victim to reasonably fear for his or her safety.
- Battery: The intentional touching or striking of a person against his or her will.
- Sexual assault: Unwanted sexual contact
- Domestic violence: Assault or battery by a spouse, family member or household member.
- False imprisonment: The forcible detainment of a person, either physically or through the use of threats.
- Conversion: The unauthorized use of another’s personal property.
- Fraud: The use of misinformation to harm another person.
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress: Certain conduct is so extreme that it may be considered to have been intended to cause emotional distress.
- Trespass: Entering another person’s property without his or her consent.
Anyone who has been injured by these or other intentional torts has the right to seek compensation from those responsible.
The money damages typically available in intentional torts cases in Louisiana includes compensation for medical bills, property damage, missed wages and any impact of the injuries on a person’s long-term earning capacity. The family of a person killed as a result of an intentional tort can seek similar compensation from wrongful death.
Speak with a New Orleans Intentional Torts Attorney
If you or a loved one has been hurt intentionally or in an accident in Louisiana, the injury attorneys at Bloom Legal can help. Call us at 504-209-7547 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans intentional torts attorney.
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