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Personal Injury--Actions, Defenses, Damages

Copyright 2017, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group.

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Louis R. Frumer ; and Melvin I. Friedman

Chapter Summary


"Trespass" is an unlawful interference with one's person, property, or rights, such as any unauthorized invasion or intrusion of private premises or the land of another.

This chapter of Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages discusses actions involving trespass. It covers actions for trespass and trespass on the case, as well as actions by trespassers for unintended intrusion. The chapter also discusses damages, including for fright, shock, and emotional distress.

Personal Injury: Actions, Defenses, Damages (Matthew Bender) is a comprehensive, national encyclopedia of personal injury law. Alphabetically arranged chapters cover over 100 different types of "fact patterns" encountered in personal injury cases. In addition, each chapter provides coverage of potential actions, defenses and damages, as well as forms, such as allegations, sample complaints, checklists, and sample discovery requests.


Personal injury,trespass,trespass on the case,unintended intrusion,fright,shock,emotional distress


For a discussion of airplanes and airports, see Ch. 2.

For more information on animals, see Ch. 6.

For a discussion of blasting, see Ch. 17.

For more information on liability to trespassers generally, see Ch. 21, Buildings, Building Establishments and Private Property.


For a detailed discussion of trespass in California, see California Torts, Ch. 17, Nuisance and Trespass (Matthew Bender).

For coverage of all the latest developments in tort reform state by state, and a wide range of pretrial, trial, and post-trial strategies, see Punitive Damages (Matthew Bender).

For valuable guidance on writing jury instructions that spell out a clear statement of the issues, a discussion of the evidence, and an explanation of the principles of a case, see Jury Instructions on Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender).

For in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage cases, see Damages in Tort Actions (Matthew Bender).
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