Is harassment considered a personal injury?

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Is harassment considered a personal injury?

If somebody video and audio records you
and your children and your house, kills
animals and puts them on and near your
property, calls the police and sends
them to your house on false
claims…and nothing is found to be
true…, sends audio recordings of you
to children’s services…who are then
more concerned that you’re being audio
recorded then they are that you’re
actually doing something wrong, makes
repeated false complaints to the city,
your landlord, the police and you’re
housing subsidy provider, kills all
your garden vegetables purposely, is
cruel to your children every chance
they get….is that harassment? If so,
is it a personal injury?

Asked on January 26, 2017 under Personal Injury, Ohio


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the harassment causes emotional distress, then you would have a personal injury claim for either intentional infliction of emotional distress or negligent infliction of emotional distress,
Intentional infliction of emotional distress is an extreme and outrageous act intended to cause and which does cause emotional distress.
Negligent infliction of emotional distress is the failure to exercise due care, that degree of care that a reasonable person or in your case reasonable police officer would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances to prevent foreseeable harm.

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