Slander is a type of defamation that is made in an oral statement. When the statements that are made are false and are said with malicious intent, the speaker is guilty of libel. Common slanderous comments include rumors spread in social situations, such as at school or at a party. If the comments are true, there is no slander. Thus, though a comment may damage one’s reputation, if it is true, the person is not entitled to damages.
If you or the loved one has been slandered, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that the slanderous comments took on the victim’s reputation. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.