Actions such as assault, battery, false imprisonment, rape, sex offenses, trespass, theft/conversion, and other similar actions are intentional torts. Intentional torts are voluntary acts that infringe and violate a victim’s rights. Commonly, the violation or infringement is also a criminal act. Most intentional torts committed against a victim can be violent and result in serious personal injuries or the wrongful death of an innocent person. If another person has intentionally harmed you or your property, you have rights to protect.
At Schlacter Law, we stand up and protect the rights of others who’ve been intentionally harmed, taken advantage of, or bullied by the wrongful actions of another. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including $2,076,758, $1,625,0000, $825,000, $800,000, $790,000 and $775,000 in major cases against innocent people. We offer a FREE consultation and, if we accept your case, we will aggressively pursue your case. There is no risk to ask for our help because we only get paid when we recover compensation for you. Call our award-winning law firm by dialing (305) 999-1111 or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what our intentional tort lawyer at Schlacter Law can do for you.
Types of Intentional Tort Cases We May Handle
The two general types of intentional torts are 1) acts against people, and 2) acts against/over property. Florida recognizes several intentional torts that other states may or may not. We handle intentional tort cases that result in significant or catastrophic personal injury to others. The common types of intentional tort cases we handle include the following:
- Assault – This is a tort against a person where another touches you, harasses you, corners you, or otherwise threatens you in a manner that gives you the belief you are about to be physically harmed. The harm is usually a battery.
- Battery – This is another tort against a person which is where a defendant makes intentional contact with you in a harmful or offensive manner and causes harm. The most common example is a punch, kick, push down, or other physical violence. A battery could also be spit on (offensive) or unnecessary surgery (harmful and offensive). Batteries could also be sex crimes such as rape.
- False imprisonment – This is a tort against the person which occurred when a defendant confines or restrains a victim without consent and the victim is not able to freely leave. This can include kidnapping or locking a person in a room.
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress – This is a type of tort against a person when a victim suffers severe and extreme emotional or mental anguish due to the extreme and outrageous conduct of a defendant. An example could be bullying.
- Defamation – This is a tort against a person, but could also be against a business. This is where a defendant makes intentionally false statements to damage a person or business’ reputation.
- Trespass to land – This is a tort against/over property that occurs when a person enters or remains on private property without the consent of the owner. There is also trespass to chattel which is when a person unlawfully uses and possesses another person’s tangible property like a vehicle or lawnmower without permission.
- Conversion of property – This is a tort against/over property which occurs when a person interferes with another person’s property rights. This includes stealing property or breaking property.
Protect Your Rights When Others Violate Them
If you or a loved one were a victim of an intentional tort to your person or to your property, call our intentional tort lawyer at Schlacter Law for a FREE consultation to learn what your case may be worth and how we can start protecting your rights to compensation today.
How We Handle Cases
- Your attorney will aggressively investigate your claim. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your claim. Schlacter Law will also retain on your behalf experts to evaluate the scope of your claim. In other words, the experts will be retained to determine the cost of all of your necessary repairs. These experts may include but are not limited to professional adjusters, engineers, roofers, plumbers and general contractors.
- You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your claim.
- Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
- Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
- If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
- At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many times an intentiaonal tort case such as a rape or shooting (intentional torts) are actual negligent security cases or standard negligence cases. You may pursue the insurance policy of the apartment, hotel or premises where you were sexually assaulted or you or your loved one was shot. If you or any of your loved ones suffered from any criminal attack or sexual assault on any property, cruise ship, boat or location contact Schlacter Law immidiately. We have extensive experience handling sexual assault and rape cases and shooting and negligent security cases all throught florida.
Victims of intentional torts may be entitled to a wide-range of compensation. For personal injuries, they may recover pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, loss of consortium with loved ones, and other damages. Victims of property damage claims may be entitled to recover repair or replacement costs, loss of use, loss of property value, market value, and other damages. In rare instances, victims of intentional torts may be entitled to recover punitive damages against egregious conduct.
Four years from the date of the intentional act. If an intentional tort such as a battery caused a wrongful death, the time period would be two years from the wrongful death.
For personal injuries, nothing upfront because it would be a contingency fee agreement. This means that a victim would only pay once compensation is recovered in a settlement or an award. For other types of intentional torts, ask our experienced lawyer how we can help.