Abnormally Dangerous Activity Law and Legal Definition

Abnormally dangerous activity refers to a category of activity which a judge may determine as abnormally dangerous and, thus, subject to strict liability. Strict liability is a tort law concept that imposes liability for harm suffered without requiring proof of negligence. Usually any activity that creates a risk of serious injury to the land or chattels of the plaintiff or to the plaintiff himself and if the risk is one which cannot be eliminated through the exercise of due care it can be designated as abnormally dangerous activity. For example, using dynamite to blast something in an area frequented by people can be a abnormally dangerous activity.