What is strict or absolute liability?

Strict or absolute liability means that the defendant is responsible for injuring another person regardless of negligence or intent. It means that the manufacturer of a product is liable for selling any defective product that is considered "unreasonably dangerous" and results in injury either to the buyer or someone else who uses it. In strict product liability, it is unnecessary to prove that the manufacturer was negligent; all you have to do is show that the product was defective, that it was allowed to be sold, and that the injuries were caused by the defect in the product. Some instances in which the law might apply strict liability are with regard to product liability, abnormally dangerous or ultra-hazardous activities and animal owner's liability. For example, a plaintiff may be entitled to compensation after a defective product injures him or her regardless of whether the manufacturer was actually negligent. In other words, the plaintiff only has to prove that a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous and that the defect caused the injury. It is not necessary to show that the manufacturer was careless or negligent, which is much more difficult to prove. 

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