San Luis Obispo Intentional Harm Attorney
California Intentional Tort Laws
A tort is when someone fails to act or acts in a harmful way for which California laws provide a remedy. An intentional tort, as the name implies, is when someone acts intentionally and not negligently or carelessly. For example, a type of non-intentional tort is an accident. But an intentional tort is when someone acts willingly, such as embezzlement, fraud or the conversion of someone’s assets or property.
If you have been the victim of an intentional tort, Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, has more than 10 years of experience settling and litigating these types of claims.
Intentional Tort Litigation
Legally speaking, a harmed individual must prove that the defendant has acted in a manner that is willful in order to proceed with an intentional tort lawsuit that seeks damages. Our legal team will help you prove that the wilful act caused your loss or injury by thoroughly reviewing and preparing evidence for your claim.
Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, has the necessary experience to aggressively advocate for you and help ensure that you receive the maximum possible compensation for the damages you suffer from your intentional tort case.
As with all litigation, out of court settlements are preferable, but if your case requires a trial, our team will tirelessly fight on your behalf.
Types of Intentional Torts
Criminal tort cases, such as assault, usually result in criminal charges that state prosecutors pursue. However, if you are the victim of a criminal act, you may be able to file a civil court action to help ensure financial coverage. Below are two main types of non-physical injury intentional tort claims:
- Defamation - If a party goes to great lengths to intentionally damage an entity or person’s reputation, this is known as defamation. Typical forms of this type of claim include slander, which is when someone knowingly spreads damaging and false information verbally. Libel is when someone does the same but puts it in print or graphic image form.
- Deceit and Fraud - When someone knowingly misrepresents facts that then cause you to take detrimental actions, this is deceitful. Fraud is also a dishonest act.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Options
Contact Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation to discuss your legal options and rights after suffering an intentional tort claim. We offer representation to both clients and businesses alike and serve the greater San Luis Obispo, California, area.
We offer free case consultations, and our legal team will review your legal options with you. As a California native, Earl E. Conaway, III, is dedicated to serving his local community and understands the nuances and details surrounding state laws. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.