Definition of DANGER ZONE in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.
Definition of DANGER ZONE
The "danger zone" within contemplation of the humanitarian doctrine depends upon the facts in the particular case. Brown v. Alton R. Co., Mo.App., 132 S.W.2d 713, 727; Brown v. Alton R. Co., 236 Mo.App. 26, 151 S.W.2d 727, 742.
Dangers of Navigation
The same as "dangers of the sea" or "perils of the sea." See Dangers of the sea, infra.
Dangers of the River
This phrase, as used in bills of lading, means only the natural accidents incident to river navigation, and does not embrace such as may be avoided by the exercise of that skill, judgment, or foresight which are demanded from persons in a particular occupation. Hill v. Sturgeon, 35 Mo. 213, 86 Am.Dec. 149. It includes dangers arising from unknown reefs which have suddenly formed in the channel, and are not discoverable by care and skill. Hill v. Sturgeon, 35 Mo. 213, 86 Am. Dec. 149; Hibernia Ins. Co. v. Transp. Co., 120 U. S. 166, 7 S.Ct. 550, 30 L.Ed. 621; Johnson v. Friar, 4 Yerg. 48, 26 Am.Dec. 215.
Dangers of the Road
This phrase, in a bill of lading, when it refers to inland transportation, means such dangers as are immediately caused by roads, as the overturning of carriages in rough and precipitous places. 7 Exch. 743.
Dangers of the Sea
The expression "dangers of the sea" means those accidents peculiar to navigation that are of an extraordinary nature, or arise from irresistible force or overwhelming power, which cannot be guarded against by the ordinary exertions of human skill and prudence. The Portsmouth, 9 Wall. 682, 19 L.Ed. 754; Hibernia Ins. Co. v. Transp. Co., 120 U.S. 166, 7 S.Ct. 550, 30 L.Ed. 621; The Maumee, D.C.N.C., 260 F. 862, 870; equivalent to "dangers of navigation." Norris Grain Co. v. Great Lakes Transit Corporation, C.C.A.I11., 70 F. 2d 32, 34.
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