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Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Posted By Todd Miner Law || Apr 13, 2013

The harm that people can inflict on one another through careless or malicious actions is not relegated to the physical. Devastating emotional trauma can affect one’s life just as much, or to an even greater degree, than physical injuries. In some cases, the infliction of emotional distress can be grounds for a kind of tort known as “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” or “the tort of outrage.”

When a reckless person or entity (such as a business) causes significant financial, physical, and/or emotional loss, you may be able to win financial compensation as a means of repayment for your suffering. The personal injury attorney Orlando has come to rely upon is Todd Miner. He will work for you with aggressive efficiency and keen attention to detail. To learn more, call our offices.

Defining “Emotional Distress”

An intentional infliction of emotional distress tort is also known as the tort of outrage. This is because it concerns malicious behavior that is not simply negligent or cruel, but well beyond the realm of understandable behavior. In other words, it is behavior that is outrageous.

You may have grounds for filing a tort of outrage if:

  • The defendant intentionally or recklessly caused you significant harm
  • The defendant’s behavior was outrageous
  • You have suffered emotional distress as a result of the defendant’s actions
  • Your distress stems from, or has caused, physical symptoms

Not every state requires victims to experience physical harm before they can pursue a tort of outrage claim. However, in the state of Florida, you must have some degree of physical harm to pursue legal compensation. Unfortunately, this can make intentional infliction of emotional distress claims difficult to pursue. You will most likely need an experienced lawyer working for you to successfully pursue compensation.

Injured? Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando!

Because of his extensive experience with cases involving the intentional infliction of emotional distress, the personal injury attorney Orlando counts on to achieve true justice is Todd Miner. He is prepared to aggressively protect your legal rights and ensure that your voice is heard. Contact his offices today for the experienced legal counsel you deserve.

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