Strict Liability II

Strict Liability II

Continue learning about strict liability with a discussion of strict liability for harm caused by certain types of animals, as well as a discussion of the defenses available for strict liability torts.


Another situation where strict liability is likely to be imposed is if someone keeps or possesses an animal, which causes injury.

I. Injurious Animals

Animals are grouped into three basic categories for purposes of the strict liability rules.

A. Livestock and Other Farm Animals

The first category consists of livestock and other farm animals, exclusive of domestic animals like dogs and cats.

If livestock escapes the owner's property, intrudes upon the property of another, and causes injury,...