Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers reached a $50,000 settlement on a case involving injuries to a registered nurse who was assaulted by her patient.
According to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention, 48 million Americans suffer from food poisoning each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. If you have ever suffered an illness as a result of food served at a restaurant or purchased at a grocery store, you may have wondered if you could pursue a claim for damages.
The difference between intentional torts and negligence claims centers on the actor's state of mind. The standard for determining whether a person's conduct was negligent is objective - whether the actor's conduct falls below that which we would expect from a reasonable person. This is commonly referred to as the reasonable person standard. For intentional torts, however, the test is more subjective, and asks whether the actor intended the action or result.