The term vicarious liability, also referred to as third party liability, is a legal concept that refers to one party being accountable for the actions of another when damage or injury occur. This is despite the fact that there was no active involvement in the incident by the liable party. Third party liability is common in auto accidents, workers’ compensation accidents, construction accidents and premises liability accidents. Both individual persons as well as entities can be held accountable in third party liability claims in Maryland. These include:
Third Party Liability Scenario Examples
In today’s culture there are a number of different scenarios implicating a party in a vicarious liability lawsuit such as:
Contractors can be charged with vicarious liability if their subcontractors do not fully complete a job or are found guilty in contract violations.
Under certain circumstances, parents can be charged with vicarious liability if their child’s actions cause damage, harm or injury to a person or property.
Employers can be party to a vicarious liability lawsuit as well. There can be a variety of circumstances such as sexual harassment, discrimination and workers compensation suits.
Manufacturers of certain items of technology may be liable in a vicarious liability suit.
Contact a Harford County Personal Injury Attorney
The premise behind vicarious liability lawsuits is to ensure proper parties are held responsible when harm or damage occurs. A skilled attorney who is familiar with the convoluted nature of these cases can help guide through the legal process if you have been injured. The Law Office of David Batzer in Bel Air, MD offers free consultations. Contact Mr. Batzer at (410) 879-2002 in Harford County. Or in Cecil County call (410) 392-6300. Mr. Batzer charges no legal fee unless he recovers for you.
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