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Strict Liability

Strict liability is one of three potential grounds for a personal injury claim. This is defined as a situation where a party can be held accountable for another’s injuries regardless of particular intent or negligence. The injured party would not need to prove that the defendant (the person or entity the claim is brought against) acted with intentional misconduct or negligently. Although the burden of proof may seem somewhat less in a strict liability claim than a personal injury claim that involves other grounds, it can still be difficult to prove that the other party should be held accountable. It can also be difficult to prove the extent of your injuries in order to help ensure a fair settlement or jury award.

A competent Gainesville personal injury lawyer who is experienced in handling strict liability claims in particular can provide you with the level of legal representation you need to seek a positive case result. At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. we welcome you to contact us for a free, confidential review of your case to determine how we can help you.

About Strict Liability and Gainesville Injury Claims

There are two primary situations where strict liability may apply to a personal injury claim in Gainesville, Florida. The first of these involves dog bites. When a dog attacks, bites or injures a person, the owner of the dog may be held strictly liable for the victim’s injuries. This means that even if the dog owner did not know that the dog was aggressive, or if the dog had never bitten anyone in the past, the owner would still be accountable. The second type of strict liability claim may involve a defective product or dangerous drug. Manufacturers have a responsibility to produce consumer products that are safe to use and include proper warning labels and instructions. If a product is defective and causes a consumer to be injured or lose his or her life, this may be grounds for a lawsuit.

Find out more about your right to recovery by contacting a Gainesville Personal Injury Attorney at our law offices!