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Personal Injury Law: Vicarious Liability

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 7, 2010

Vicarious liability is also known as a secondary liability, which in non-technical language means that a person in charge is liable for the acts of someone who is a subordinate. In legalese, vicarious liability describes the responsibility of someone that has the “right, ability or duty to control” the activities of someone who caused injury of some kind to another person. The most easily accessible example of vicarious liability is an employer being vicariously liable for the acts of an employee who is “on the clock.” However, as you might guess, it’s not as simple as that. Many different factors come into consideration when determining vicarious liability. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham can explain these factors in detail during a consultation and answer any other questions you may have.

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