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If you have been injured because of someone else's wrongdoing, you may be able to sue the offender for causing your injuries. Under injury or tort law, actions that result in injury are classified as either intentional or negligent. Depending on your state, some intentional torts may include actions such assault, battery, trespassing, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The common element these various torts share is the offender has to intend to cause harm to the victim, which then actually results in harm. Victims of intentional torts can choose to either accept their injuries, make a settlement with the offender or the offender's insurance company, or file a lawsuit against the offender.