voluntary exposure to danger

voluntary exposure to danger
Intentionally doing some act which reasonable and ordinary prudence would pronounce dangerous. The approach to an unknown and unexpected danger does not make the act a voluntary exposure thereto. The result of the act does not necessarily determine the motive which prompted the action. The act may be voluntary, yet the exposure may be involuntary. The danger being unknown, the injury is accidental. Equitable Acci. Ins. Co. v Osborn, 90 Ala 201, 9 So 869.

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