Strict liability is a form of civil liability, similar to negligence. The main difference is that you can be held liable for any harm resulting from certain activities without any fault, simply because the activity falls within the classification of strict liability. Most states have adopted strict liability in some form, and activities that qualify fall into two general categories.
This category of animals for strict liability purposes is further broken down into three subsections:
Abnormally dangerous activities is the most common category of strict liability, and it is sometimes referred to as "ultrahazardous activities." If you engage in an abnormally dangerous activity, you will be held liable for any harm it causes even if you were not at fault. An activity is abnormally dangerous if it:
Examples of abnormally dangerous activities include:
If you have been injured, are going to engage in, or have caused the injury of another because of a strict liability activity, it is highly recommended for you to contact a personal injury attorney because they can help ensure the protection of your rights.
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