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December 5, 2020

[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Endangerment

Endangerment, under New York law, means to behave in a way that puts others at risk of harm such as injury or death. Endangerment refers to conduct that’s reckless or careless; behavior that’s likely to cause bodily harm to another person.

Examples of Endangerment

An example of endangerment would be a motorist driving above the speed limit, particularly in inclement weather. An important point is that a person who endangers someone doesn’t have to intend to put others at risk of harm. The driver in this example probably doesn’t mean any harm—but that doesn’t make speeding down the highway in heavy rain any less likely to cause an accident.