Strict Liability tort law
strict liability. Strict, or “absolute,” liability applies to cases where responsibility for an injury can be imposed on the wrongdoer without proof of negligence or direct fault.
What matters is that an action occurred and resulted in the eventual injury of another person.
Defective product cases are prime examples of when liability is maintained despite intent.
In lawsuits such as these, the injured consumer only has to establish that their injuries were directly caused by the product in question in order to have the law on their side. The fact that the company did not “intend” for the consumer to be injured is not a factor.