Strict Liability

Strict liability does not require that the injured plaintiff show knowledge or fault on the manufacturer’s part. The plaintiff must show only that the product was sold or distributed by a defendant and that the product was unreasonably dangerous at the time it left the defendant’s possession. The behavior or knowledge (or lack thereof) of a products liability defendant regarding the dangerous nature of a product is not an issue for consideration under a strict liability theory. Strict liability concerns only the condition of the product itself while a negligence theory concerns not only the product, but also the manufacturer’s knowledge and conduct.


Inside Strict Liability