What Does Strict Liability Mean?
Strict liability is a legal standard that places absolute responsibility on a certain party for damages, regardless of who is actually at fault. It typically applies in criminal, corporations, and tort law and may result because the party has created or enable a dangerous situation, so if it leads to damages, the party becomes liable.
For example, a person who decides to buy a wolf as a pet may be held 100 percent responsible if the animal hurts someone else. It may be the case even if the owner took every possible safety precaution and the injury resulted because the other party acted irresponsibly. In the end, the wolf owner is held to strict liability for owning such a dangerous animal.