Tort law is a general term for a civil wrong that resulted in some sort of an injury, whether it is physical, financial, or psychological. Tort cases will include those where the injury was intentionally caused as well as cases where the injury resulted from negligence. How each case proceeds will depend on the injury caused and what tort category it falls under. For example, a slip and fall case proceeds very differently than a medical negligence case.
Intentional Tort Claims
An intentional tort claim means that the defendant willfully and knowingly caused injury to the victim. There are many different claims that can fall under intentional tort claims. The most common claims include:
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Invasion of Privacy
Negligent Tort Claims
A negligent tort claim is one where the victim was injured because the defendant acted recklessly or carelessly, resulting in the victim’s injuries. Again, this can cover many different claims, but the most common claims include:
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
At Henry & Beaver, LLP., we have the experience to help with all of your tort claim needs. In addition to that, we specialize in fraud and discrimination claims against businesses.
- Fraud. Generally speaking, fraud refers to any acts where there is a misrepresentation of an important element or fact. This must be an intentional act to deceive another person into acting in a particular way. In business, this can include tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, telemarketing fraud, wire fraud, and other acts of deceiving others.
- Discrimination. According to common definition, discrimination is the unjust treatment of another person based on race, gender, age, or religion. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits all acts of discrimination in the workplace and in business.
If you have been a victim of fraud or discrimination, contact the attorneys at Henry & Beaver, LLP., today. We are here to defend your rights and can help you file a tort claim. Contact our office at 717-274-3644 to schedule an appointment.