Tort law encompasses a number of injuries that can be inflicted on another person, whether intentional or not. Defamation is a form of tortuous behavior, which can compromise a person’s dignity. Acts of defamation include slander and libel, which are aimed at damaging a person’s reputation by making factual statements that are not supported by evidence.
If you or someone you know has been victimized by defamation, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by dialing 513-321-7733 to discuss the details of your case.
Forms of Defamation
The term “personal injury” typically brings to mind a physical illness or injury; however, under tort law, injury also encompasses the tarnishing of a person’s reputation. If someone compromises your reputation by making unsupported assertions, they may be liable for any emotional distress you have suffered. In most cases, the statement in question must be proven false for you to receive compensation; however, in some cases, you can make the argument that a statement creates a “false light” of misrepresentation.
Common types of defamation include:
- Slander–spoken untruths
- Libel–printed or broadcasted untruths
- Disclosure of private information
- Malicious prosecution–the wrongful initiation of legal proceedings
If you or someone you know has suffered undue hardships because another party has committed defamation, you may be entitled to compensation. The Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC are committed to helping you get the reparations you deserve. Contact us today at 513-321-7733