Intentional Tort Lawyer in Gainesville
Intentional Conduct and Personal Injury Claims
Although a less common foundation for personal injury claims, intentional conduct may offer an injured party with grounds for a lawsuit if another person willfully caused harm. These cases are often referred to as intentional torts. Assault, false imprisonment, fraud, misrepresentation and other forms of intentional wrongdoing that cause physical, emotional or financial injury may offer the injured party grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.
Did someone else act intentionally to cause you or a loved one harm? Talk to a Gainesville intentional tort lawyer at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. today to see how we can help you recover financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Your initial consultation is free and entirely confidential, and you pay no legal unless we win your case.
Did Another Person Intentionally Cause You Harm? A Gainesville Injury Attorney Can Help.
Willfully injuring another person will likely result in criminal charges and a case in criminal court, where a defendant may face imprisonment, fines and other serious penalties. The victim may also file a lawsuit in civil court against the defendant. Although there would be two lawsuits for the same offense, this is not considered double jeopardy because they occur in entirely separate legal settings: criminal court and civil court. The outcome of each case will not affect the other, and the penalties imposed in civil court are limited to monetary damages.
Involving an injury attorney at our Gainesville law firm will offer you the opportunity to hold the person accountable for their wrongdoing. You may be able to recover money for medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional trauma and possibly more.
Contact a Gainesville Injury Attorney at our law firm today to learn more about your legal options in this regard and to see how we can assist you.