Strict Liability

September 18, 2023

It is a legal doctrine that holds a person or entity responsible for the consequences of their actions or activities, regardless of whether they acted with intent or negligence. In strict liability cases, liability is imposed simply because a certain action or activity resulted in harm or damage, and there is no need to prove that the responsible party was at fault or negligent.

  • Product Liability: When a defective product causes harm to a consumer, the manufacturer or distributor may be held strictly liable for the injuries.
  • Ultra hazardous Activities:  Certain activities, such as storing and transporting hazardous materials, handling explosives, or operating dangerous machinery, may give rise to strict liability if harm occurs.
  • Wild Animals Owners:   of wild animals, such as exotic pets, may be held strictly liable for injuries caused by their animals, as these animals are considered inherently dangerous.
  • Public Policy: The doctrine of strict liability is often based on public policy considerations. It is seen as a way to protect the public from the risks associated with certain activities or products by ensuring that those engaged in these activities or responsible for these products bear the cost of any harm that results.

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This article is written by Shivani Singh, faculty at Jyoti Judiciary.

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