Vicarious Liability?


Vicarious Liability occurs when one person is liable for the negligent actions of another person, even though the first person was not directly responsible for the injury. For instance, an employer sometimes can be vicariously liable for the acts of a worker.
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Vicarious liability?is a form of?strict,?secondary liability?that arises under the?common law?doctrine of?agency?respondent superior?the responsibility of the superior for the acts of their subordinate, or, in a broader sense, the responsibility of any third party that had the right, ability or duty to control the activities of a violator.
Vicarious liability is a lawful principle that permits one party to be held liable for injuries or damages sustained by another party, regardless of having had no active participation in the incident.
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