Intentional Injury Law and Legal Definition

Intentional injury is an injury inflicted by positive, willful, and aggressive conduct. [Cleveland, C. C. & St. L. R. Co. v. Tartt, 99 F. 369, 372 (7th Cir. Ill. 1900)].

It is an injury inflicted with design and foresight, as distinguished from an injury caused by negligence or sustained by mishap.

In the term intentional injury, the word "intentional" refers alone to the person inflicting the injury, and if as to the person injured the injury was unforeseen, unexpected, not brought about through his agency designedly, or was without his foresight or was a casualty or mishap not intended to befall him, then the occurrence was accidental, and the injury one inflicted by accidental means. [American Acci. Co. v. Carson, 99 Ky. 441, 445 (Ky. 1896)].