Definitions for "Absolute Liability"
The performance of an act so dangerous as to be sufficient to trigger liability regardless of the degree of negligence. Triggering explosives is often used as an example. Sending workers aloft for construction or repair at elevated heights is another. ``Strict liability' is another term that is sometimes used.
Also known as strict liability, this refers to liability without fault; that is, where the insurer has an obligation to pay for damages without any assessment of blame or prove of responsibility.
Liability that exists and is imposed upon a party, even though no negligence or fault was committed by that party. Absolute liability is most often imposed when the circumstances of the operation, product, or activity is considered highly hazardous or dangerous.
The legal concept, which states that a third party, will not be prejudiced by the actions of the insured. This concept provides direct right of action against an insurance company to a third party so they may collect money owed to them even if an insured violated the terms of a policy.