Pioneer, CA asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Thank you for the answer to my question, but what would an intentional tort be?

If tort is a civil wrong, what is an intentional tort?

3 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: hitting someone on purpose with your car............

walking up to someone and hitting them or shoving them

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: law.cornell.edu/wex/intentional_tort

nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-intentional-tort.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_tort

injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/what-are-intentional-torts.html

Omid Rejali
Omid Rejali
Answered
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Torts are categorized by different mental states. Primarily they are either intentional, such as an assault or a battery, or they can be premised on negligence (a reasonable person standard).

An intentional tort as opposed to a tort that is based on negligence is a tort that requires a higher mental state (i.e. intent). If someone punches you in the face without any provocation, their conduct would be considered intentional.

Hope this helps.

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