Imputed Negligence Law & Legal Definition


Imputed negligence is the negligence resulting from a party’s special relationship with another party who is originally negligent. In other words, imputed negligence is a blame attributed to an individual not on the basis of his/her conduct but because of the conduct of another for which s/he becomes legally responsible. For example, a parent can be held responsible for some acts of a child or an employer can be made liable for negligence of his/her employee.