When someone files a personal injury lawsuit, a determination must be made whether the cause for the claim was intentional or unintentional. Intentional torts address actions that a defendant makes with a pre-meditated purpose. Unintentional torts, by contrast, are accidents like car wrecks or other events that the defendant did not willfully cause. When a defendant unintentionally harms an innocent third party while attempting to harm someone else, transferred intent may be found.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the course of another party’s attempt to harm someone else, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you to understand your legal rights in this situation. Contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (800) 242-2874 to discuss your potential case.
In order to establish the presence of transferred intent, you must first prove that the defendant acted with the intention of harming another individual; then you must demonstrate that you were unintentionally harmed as a direct consequence of that malevolent act. The following are examples of transferred intent:
You may be forced to seek costly medical treatment and might be rendered unable to work due to the injuries you sustained as a consequence of another person’s negligent action. Accordingly, it is critically important that you seek all appropriate forms of financial compensation.
If you have been accidentally injured by a person’s efforts to harm someone else, a civil lawsuit may be in order. Contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (800) 242-2874 to learn more.