Intentional Torts and Domestic Violence

In most instances, personal injury law firms focus on negligence cases, as it is a major source of business for tort lawyers. Many noteworthy cases come about as a result of medical malpractice, car accidents, slip and falls, harmful products, and reckless behavior. Although negligence cases account for a large number of personal injury claims, there are other less common but equally important cases that are aimed at reimbursement for damages to people and property. If you or someone you love has suffered damages as a result of another’s intentional act, you need an attorney to determine your rights to compensation. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys would be happy to meet with you to discuss your right to relief. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact Colombo Law today.

What are Intentional Torts?

Intentional torts are civil lawsuits filed against a wrongdoer for intentional acts committed by the individual. Intentional torts require harm suffered as a result of the intentional act either to one’s person or property. If the harm suffered was a result of an accident or done unintentionally, you may still have a claim against the wrongdoer, but it may not be an intentional tort. Intentional torts committed against a person may include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Defamation
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • False imprisonment

Domestic Violence and Intentional Torts

Domestic violence is a serious offense committed against some of the most vulnerable people throughout all walks of life. Domestic violence cases often fit into the realm of assault and battery for purposes of personal injury law. In many cases, victims are under the financial control of their abuser. A personal injury action filed by a domestic violence survivor can sometimes be a strategic plan to obtain additional compensation which is so desperately needed.

In addition, there are sometimes multiple claims of relief that can be filed by domestic violence survivors. Many survivors report that they are limited in where they are allowed to go. However, if a survivor has been held in a place against his or her will, there may also be a claim for false imprisonment.

Contact Colombo Law Today

Determining whether a personal injury claim is beneficial is crucial and must be looked at carefully. If you or your loved one have been injured by an intimate partner or in a domestic violence incident, there may be a claim for relief. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.


by Colombo Law
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