What is intentional tort?

Tort law allows an individual who has been hurt in some way by someone else's negligence, carelessness, or malice. Intentional torts apply to the malice part of that equation. While most tort cases involve negligent act that result in injury, for intentional torts, the punishment can be more severe and you must prove-in addition to the four main elements of tort law-that the defendant caused the injury or financial harm on purpose.