In Florida, a tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy for specific losses. This means that an individual suffered a physical injury or underwent another type of loss and harm as a result of another party’s negligence.
There are various types of torts, and each is complex on its own to understand without the assistance of an intentional tort attorney. In today’s blog, we’ll go ahead and l cover the most prevalent torts in Florida, alongside providing information on how to seek legal help if you have been injured.
What Are The Most Recurring Tort Claims In Florida?
Florida has two kinds of tort claims: incidental and intentional.
- Incidental: This is the more prevalent of the two tort claims. It usually involves actions that were negligent, reckless, or careless in nature and resulting in an accident leading to a victim’s consequent injury.
This type of tort is applicable when one party owes another a duty of care, yet fails to abide by that mentioned standard of care leading to an injury.
Specifically, if you suffered a car accident collision, the fundamental condition for an auto accident attorney to succeed in these tort lawsuits is proving fault. Thankfully, with our experience, you will be able to reclaim your losses
- Intentional: This occurs when an individual deliberately and intentionally injures another person or their property. In legal speak, this is known as an intentional tort.
What Are Some Examples Of Intentional Torts?
Intentional torts recognized by Florida lawyers for tort law and liability include:
- False Imprisonment: When a person is unjustly and purposely imprisoned or restricted for any period of time, this is known as false imprisonment. This means that they are confined or restrained without their consent.
- Assault: This is inflicting reasonable apprehension of unwanted physical contact or imminent harm on a person that warrants a violation.
- Battery: This occurs when a person purposely touches another in a harmful or offensive way, without their consent.
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress: When a victim experiences considerable mental strife as a result of a defendant’s outrageous or extreme behavior.
- Trespass: Trespassing occurs when a person enters or remains on private property without the owner’s knowledge or permission.
- Defamation: Is portrayed when an individual makes false claims about another person, thus harming that person’s reputation.. Defamation takes the form of a written statement (libel) or a spoken statement (slander). Your tort lawyer must prove that the statement is false.
Contact A Florida Mass Torts Attorney Today!
If you have been injured and think you may have a tort case, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Scott J. Senft will help you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today at 561-376-8073.