Misadventure Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Misadventure.

Misadventure (noun)

In a legal context, a misadventure is an unforeseen incident or accident that happens without any intention of causing harm or breaking the law, often as a result of natural causes. While this action is performed in good faith, it unfortunately results in unintentional harm, damage, or loss. An example could be participants getting injured due to sudden, unanticipated wind while performing a high-wire act (i.e., ropewalking).