Intentional Torts

Intentional Torts

Intentional torts include malicious prosecution, defamation of character, assault and battery, invasion of privacy, and other wrongful and unlawful actions done on purpose.Bordas & Bordas has handled intentional tort cases in areas as diverse as the wrongful institution of litigation against one of its clients (malicious prosecution), snooping or "peeping Tom" cases (invasion of privacy), and outrageous conduct by professionals such as a case tried to verdict wherein a wedding photographer defaced a couple's wedding photographs to threaten them into purchasing additional pictures from him (Vickers v. Elden).

Harris v. State Farm was one of Bordas & Bordas' cases involving truly profound psychological harm inflicted by an insurance company. Christy Harris is a woman whose husband and child were killed in an automobile accident. Ms. Harris suffered extensive psychological damage as a result of having to live through the wrongful death of her husband and child and the abusive insurance company attacks on her and her family that followed. A settlement was reached on behalf of her and her surviving children. The case, filed in Monongalia County, West Virginia, and settlement are discussed in the newspaper article available here. The settlement at the time was believed to be the largest in Monongalia County on behalf of clients involved in an automobile collision — $11,700,000.

Boggs v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital was a malicious prosecution case that arose when a hospital corporation filed counterclaims accusing a Bordas & Bordas client of filing a frivolous lawsuit. Because it was the hospital corporation that was in fact guilty of filing a frivolous case, Bordas & Bordas brought the truth to light and the hospital corporation settled. Bordas & Bordas continues to take a particular interest in cases in which individuals are unlawfully and intentionally harmed by others.

What is an Intentional Tort?

In personal injury law, many cases result from accidents caused by carelessness or negligence: in other words, an injury that should have been prevented, but was not the result of an intentional action. An intentional tort refers to a deliberate act that causes physical or financial injury.

While many intentional torts result in criminal charges, victims of these actions may seek compensation through the civil court system as well. If you have been injured by the intentional actions of another person, you may pursue compensatory damages such as compensation for medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to pursue punitive damages as well (damages not intended to compensate the victim, but to punish the wrongdoer).

Our attorneys have significant experience handling intentional torts and can help you explore all avenues of compensation. We are committed to helping you obtain the financial resources you need and to holding the responsible party accountable.

Contact Us

Have you or a loved one been injured due to the deliberate actions of another? Contact us today to speak with an experienced West Virginia psychological injuries lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won't have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.

The results in a legal case depend on a variety of factors, many of which are unique to each case. Prior results by this firm or any other do not guarantee future results. Case results presented here are illustrations of the type of work done by Bordas & Bordas and not a guarantee that any prospective case will yield any particular amount.


Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay us a fee unless we collect money for you.