Illinois Lawyer For Victims Of Intentional Injuries Including Assault, Battery And Fraud
Most personal injury cases center around the negligence or strict liability of the defendant. Intentional torts are a little-known area of the law that involves a defendant who commits a willful act of wrongdoing, resulting in a serious injury or fatality. Intentional torts are civil cases. However, there is often (though not always) a criminal case against the defendant for the same offense. If you or someone close to you has suffered harm due to the intentional wrongful act of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Sinson Law Group, we have represented numerous clients in intentional tort cases in Illinois. Kent Sinson is a no-nonsense lawyer who works closely with his clients to provide the personalized representation they deserve. Kent served as a Cook County prosecutor for 12 years before going into private practice, and he knows all too well the damage intentional acts of wrongdoing inflict on victims and their families. As a personal injury attorney, Kent has made it his mission to be a strong advocate on behalf of victims of intentional torts.
Common Types Of Intentional Torts
Intentional torts can be divided into several categories. Some of the most common include:
- Assault and battery
- Infliction of emotional distress
- Defamation (e.g., libel and slander)
- Invasion of privacy
- False imprisonment
- Sexual abuse
- Wrongful death
Damages for an intentional tort can go beyond what is available in a typical personal injury case. In most personal injury actions, a successful plaintiff is only awarded compensation for losses such as property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. With intentional torts, punitive damages may also be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish defendants for purposeful acts of harm and to deter others from committing similarly egregious acts.
Speak With A Strong Chicagoland Area Intentional Tort Attorney
When someone commits an intentional act of wrongdoing, they must be held fully accountable for their actions. Kent has in-depth knowledge of intentional tort law, and he fights hard to ensure that victims and their families receive full damages for their injuries. He offers free consultations, and all personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you only pay legal fees if we secure compensation. For a personalized consultation with Kent, contact our office today at 312-332-2107. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, Skokie, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, DuPage County, Lake County, and Will County, Illinois.