False imprisonment, like assault and battery, is an intentional tort. It is a personal injury for which the law provides a remedy. There are several elements the plaintiff must establish to recover for false imprisonment.
Battery and assault are two different types of personal injuries for which the law grants relief. Battery and assault are usually thought of in the context of criminal prosecution; however, they are also separate torts for which the law provides a civil remedy. There are several elements that must be established for civil liability to […]
Personal injuries often involve intentional torts. Intent is the key characteristic of intentional torts.
A personal injury for which the law provides a remedy occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident or medical malpractice. Such an injury is usually referred to as a “tort.” The body of law that governs personal injuries is “tort law.”