Strict Liability In Tort Liability

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Introduction Strict Liability can be defined as a legal principle that refers to entire legal of responsibility for an injury that can be enforced on the “defendant” without any proof of negligence. Generally, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was doing something wrong that cause the plaintiff to be injured or negligence towards the plaintiff (Cheeseman 2010). However, for strict liability, there is no required for the plaintiff to prove fault or negligence. Besides, strict liability also called absolute liability. There are some issues which applied to the strict liability, such as the damages of a defective product or animals and involved in some dangerous activities. A person might be responsible for strictly liable in civil …show more content…

Most of the states have adopted this doctrine nowadays. Most of the difficulties for the plaintiff associated with some other theories of the product liability is removed by the doctrine of strict liability . Strict liability that related to the product liability states that all parties in the chain of distribution would be equally liable for the sale of the defective products. Manufacturers, distributors or sellers must be responsible if the products are defective and even the plaintiffs suffer injuries. Strict liability relates to product liability does not require any evidences to prove that the person suffers any injuries because of that particular products, it only needs to prove that the action of the defendant causes the injuries. For strict liability that related to product liability, when the product is defective, the manufacturers or sellers must held. The doctrine of strict liability applies to seller and lessors who involved in the business sector. For example, if a subcomponent manufacturer produces a defective table and chair and sells it to the furniture manufacturer. The furniture manufacturer puts the defective table and chair in the new section. The distributor distributed the table and chair to a retailer. The retailer sells it to the customers. Unfortunately, the customer is injured. All the parties in the chain of distribution are

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the doctrine of strict liability in tort is a basis for the product liability actions.
  • Explains that a plaintiff injured by defective products can sue the defendant for negligence.
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