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Vicarious Liability

Vicarious Liability Lawyer

Elkton, MD Vicarious Liability Attorney

The term Vicarious 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. Both individual persons as well as entities can be charged with vicarious liability. These include:

  • Contractors
  • Parents
  • Employers
  • Corporations
  • Manufacturers

Vicarious 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 Cecil County, MD Vicarious Liability Attorney

The premise behind vicarious liability lawsuits is to ensure proper parties are held responsible when harm or damage occurs. A skilled and experienced lawyer who is familiar with the convoluted nature of these cases can help guide you through the legal process if you have been injured. The Law Office of Michael J. Onifer in Elkton, MD offers free consultations. In Cecil County call 410 885 4032. Mr. Onifer charges no fee unless he recovers on your behalf.

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Michael J. Onifer, III, PA
Attorney and Counselor at Law

147 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410 398 3075
Mobile: 443 207 1524
Fax: 410-620-2401