Intentional Torts & Purposeful Harm Caused by Others

Some injury cases stem not from accidents but from things that are done on purpose. When someone else's purposeful conduct causes you harm, you may be able to hold them liable for an intentional tort. These cases can stem from acts like assault and battery, which in many cases may also be the subject of a criminal prosecution. In this section we will take an in-depth look at intentional torts, including how these cases differ from typical negligence-based claims.