Defenses to Intentional Torts

In a previous article titled, “Intentional Torts: What Are They?” the three main intentional torts (battery, assault, and false imprisonment) were explained. Many people may believe that, since a tort has been committed against them, they are entitled to damages. However, this may not hold true, as there are defenses to intentional torts. A few defenses to intentional torts include:

Intentional Torts: What Are They?

A tort is considered to be a civil wrongful act or an infringement of a right, which leads to civil legal liability. An intentional tort carries intent, meaning that the person committing the tort had the purpose or knowledge of doing so. A few common intentional torts include:

  • Battery;
  • Assault; and
  • False Imprisonment.

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Two More New Jersey Bus Accidents Result in Numerous Injuries

Buses are an inexpensive and convenient method of transportation that many travelers may opt to use over the railways or their personal vehicles, especially in New Jersey which is known for its suburban sprawl. However, sometimes bus accidents occur, posing the risk of serious injuries on a large-scale. On Monday, August 13, 2018, a tour bus traveling from Washington D.C. to Newark, New Jersey struck a bridge overpass at Newark’s Penn Station around midnight. Continue reading “Two More New Jersey Bus Accidents Result in Numerous Injuries”

Beware of Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey

A common phrase that is often associated with personal injury is “statute of limitations.” In a legal context, a statute of limitations refers to a body of law determined by an individual state which provides a period of time that limits legal action. Statutes of limitations are enacted to essentially protect defendants from being sued for an incident that occurred a number of years ago. If a plaintiff attempts to file a lawsuit past the allotted time frame, given by a state’s statute of limitations, they will be barred from doing so, in accordance with the law. Continue reading “Beware of Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey”