Reckless Endangerment

Reckless endangerment is a legal theory that imposes liability based on the result of intentional conduct, even if the specific results were not intended. Statutes may impose penalties for a wide range of actions that cause harm due to the disregard of the safety of others. It is not necessary to prove that the defendant intended to cause the exact harm that results, only that he or she intended to perform the act and understood the risks involved.

The difference between reckless endangerment and either intentional or negligent acts is especially important in the business setting. A person is negligent if someone is harmed as the result of conduct that falls below the standard of care that is expected of a reasonable person in a similar ...

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