New York – New Jersey Intentional Injury
Intentional Injury cases are only a small percentage of injury cases arise out of intentional wrongdoing. However, there are many different types of cases where injuries or death result from the intentional conduct of a third-party. In addition to the wrongdoer being responsible, employers may, in certain situations, also be liable for damages for the intentional conduct of their employee.
Intentional acts which come within this area of the law are:
- battery (the intentional touching of a person, without consent, that causes injury)
- 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 against someone)
- abuse of process (improperly and intentionally using certain types of legal remedies to cause damage to another)
- libel (damaging defamatory remarks that are written)
- slander (damaging defamatory remarks that are spoken)
- intentional infliction of emotional distress (intentionally causing psychological harm to a person)
If you have been the victim of an intentional act causing injury we’re available at our New York and New Jersey offices to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.