Personal Injury Law


What are some examples of intentional torts?

Examples of intentional torts against a person include assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. Intentional torts against property include trespass to chattels, trespass to land, and conversion.

A common intentional tort is battery, defined as the intentional infliction of a harmful or offensive contact. If person A punches person B in the mouth, A has committed battery. If A throws a water balloon and water lands on B, A has committed battery. If A kisses B without B’s consent, then A may have committed battery.


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