Legal Question in Federal Tort Claims in Texas

What does this mean? Help please Studying Tort Law

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What is unreasonably dangerous?

Asked on 9/26/07, 11:21 pm

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Richard McLeod McLeod & Heinrichs

Re: What does this mean? Help please Studying Tort Law

"unreasonably dangerous" means more dangerous than a reasonable person would expect. It doesn't mean not dangerous at all. A knife is dangerous. A knife that breaks and flies apart in normal use is unreasonably dangerous. A gun is dangerous; a gun with a super-hair trigger that fires when dropped is unreasonably dangerous. A car is dangerous; a car that bursts into flames in a low-speed crash because the gas tank is wrongly positioned is unreasonably dangerous.

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Answered on 9/26/07, 11:26 pm

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