A party is liable when they are held legally responsible for something. In personal injury law, liability usually goes hand in hand with negligence.   

However, in “strict liability” cases, a plaintiff does not have to prove the defendant was negligent. (Example in Nebraska: Subject to a few exceptions, dog owners are automatically (strictly) liable for injuries/damages as a result of the dog’s action.) 

Vicarious liability is when an additional party to a defendant is responsible. This is often the case when an employer is legally responsible for the actions of supervised employee.   

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Jeffrey Putnam - Omaha Workers Compensation Attorney

Jeffrey F Putnam is a personal injury attorney and workers’ compensation attorney located in Omaha, Nebraska. If you have head, neck, or back injuries from your job or an auto accident, call today.

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