Vicarious Liability

The phrase 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
  • Corporations
  • Employers
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Manufacturers
  • Parents
  • Treatment Centers

Vicarious Liability Criminal Law

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.
  • Medical negligence where the governing hospital or clinic is held liable for actions of the health care providers it employs.
  • Treatment center or nursing home negligence where institution is responsible for actions of employees.

Call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello For Help With Your Vicarious Liability Lawsuit

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. Call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.