Assault, Battery, and Intentional Torts

It is a basic knowledge that not all personal injuries are caused by reckless or negligent behavior. There are times when the injury is intended to inflict harm to the other person. An “intentional torts,” which include the battery and assault, are intentionally inflicted on an individual by another individual. An assault does not need that the defendant made a physical contact with his/her victim, but, an assault is an intentional threat to inflict injury or harm that puts the other individual in fear of imminent bodily harm. Battery is an intentional contact of the body of the other person, in an offensive and harmful way, without consent.

In this Unit, you will be able to find articles about assaults, battery, and other intentional torts such as false imprisonment.

Learning About Assault, Battery, and Other Intentional Torts

  • Assault Basics: Learn from this article all about crimes and tort of assaults, with which there is an effort or attempt to scare someone or to attempt to attack somebody.
  • Elements of Assault:  This Unit comprises a comprehensive description of assault and an explanation of all things that you need to prove in court if you decide to file a case based on assault.
  • Basics of Battery:  A battery happens when somebody made a physical contact with another individual or touches the other person without the consent of that person. Even though, this can point to many situations, the basic principles and descriptions can be applied to most of the battery cases.
  • False Imprisonment: When somebody limits you without your consent, you have technically been falsely imprisoned. This article gives you a comprehensive description and explanation and some examples to understand false imprisonment.
  • Battery in Special Situations: Battery refers to physical contact or touching the other person with their consent can happen in many settings and situations. However, not all situations are a case of battery. Learn from this article about the meaning of battery.
  • What are Intentional Torts?Children sometimes blame one another of doing the wrong things intentionally, and they usually just say that the other child does an intentional tort. This article will help you understand how intentional torts work in adult legal situations.

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