What to Do if You Believe You Are a Victim of Intentional Torts
Eltringham Law Group is a personal injury law firm in Boca Raton offers intentional tort legal services to individuals in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and West Palm Beach. Injuries can be sustained from a wide array of accidents and incidents, but virtually nothing is more difficult to recover from than an injury resulting from an intentional tort. If you are the victim of an intentional tort in Florida, the injury attorneys of the Eltringham Law Group can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Our Boca Raton personal injury law firm assists individuals throughout the state of Florida with lawsuits arising due to intentional torts.
What is an Intentional Tort?
What is an intentional tort? An intentional tort refers to a wrongful act committed by a person who intends to perform the action which causes harm to another person. Examples of intentional torts include sexual assault or molestation, crimes against minors, or misconduct by schools and churches, among others. In many cases, not only is an injury sustained, but the litigation process can be extremely difficult, wrought with emotion and stress. That’s why you need an injury lawyer on your side that has experience with these types of cases and treats each victim with compassion and understanding.
Our injury lawyers have helped victims of intentional torts in Boca Raton, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Hendry, Glades, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties to get the justice they deserve. Unlike other law firms, we don’t take just any case. First, we carefully research the situation to make sure there is a valid legal case so that we can deliver on our promise to get you what you deserve.
We Are Here for You
We understand how difficult it can be to go through a legal proceeding when you are the victim of an intentional wrongful act, especially in cases of sexual misconduct or violence. You may feel vulnerable, scared, embarrassed, or concerned that your privacy will be violated. When you choose to put your trust in the Eltringham Law Group, you can rest assured that we will be by your side every step of the way, providing you with the guidance and representation you need along with the compassion that you are entitled to receiving. At the Eltringham Law Group, we are dedicated to putting the needs of our clients and their families first.
Although we handle all types of injury cases resulting from intentional torts, we specialize in the following types of intentional torts:
- Sexual assault/Molestation
- Crimes Against Minors
- Institutional Misconduct
- Assault & Battery
What to Expect When You Have an Intentional Tort Case
When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you when you have been a victim of an intentional tort involving personal injury, property damage, or death, here is what you can expect to happen:
- We offer free consultations and virtual contact-free case reviews so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
- Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys, and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate what occurred and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
- You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or are dealing with stress and anxiety brought on by the situation, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
- We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money upfront in order to have our attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.
Common Questions About Intentional Torts
What is an intentional tort?
Many civil lawsuits involve torts – when one party does something that causes harm to another. An intentional tort refers to an act that was mindfully intentional from the person who caused the harm. There are many types of intentional torts including fraud, misrepresentation, slander, libel and false imprisonment. Assault and battery and false imprisonment, and sometimes even wrongful death claim can arise from an intentional tort.
What is the difference between a tort and a crime?
A crime involves a violation of public duty, and a tort violates a private duty. However, a crime can also constitute as a tort – such as assault. It is both a tort and a crime. In these situations, the victim can file both criminal and civil charges against a third party.
What type of damages can you recover from an intentional tort?
In most intentional court lawsuits, you can recover medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. You can speak to our attorneys at Eltringham Law Group to better understand your case.