absolute liability
Liability for an injury resulting to another where no account is taken of the standard of care exercised, often called insurer's liability. 38 Am J1st Negl § 4. Criminal liability of which intent not an element. 21 Am J2d Crinn L § 91. Liability of a principal as distinguished from that of a guarantor or surety. The word as used in a Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act providing that the liability of the insurer under the policy shall become absolute upon occurrence of the accident means that there shall be no defenses to liability of the insurer based upon any statement made by or on behalf of the insured or upon exclusions, conditions, terms, or language contained in the policy. Farm Bureau Auto. Ins. Co. v Martin, 97 NH 196, 84 A2d 823, 29 ALR2d 811

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