Danger Law and Legal Definition
Danger means peril or the exposure to harm, loss, pain, or other negative result. The term signifies circumstances or surroundings that compromise the security or existence of a person or thing. It can be an instance or cause of peril.
An obsolete power that is used to harm may also be referred to as danger. Apart from the past or present, the term can include future situations, that is, threats or risks having a high probability of realization. Danger increases the risk of safety.
The following is an example of a state statute (Kentucky) defining the term:
According to KRS § 194A.700, ‘danger’ means physical harm or threat of physical harm to one's self or others.
Legal Definition list
Related Legal Terms
- Abnormally Dangerous Activity
- Chemical Endangerment of Child
- Child Endangerment
- Clear and Present Danger
- Commercial Activity [Endangered Species]
- Conservation [Endangered Species]
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
- Danger Invites Rescue Doctrine
- Danger Pay Allowance [Department of State Standardized Regulations]
- Danger-Creation Doctrine