Death by misadventure

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A death by misadventure, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to an accident which occurred due to a dangerous risk which was taken voluntarily. In contrast, when a cause of death is listed as an accident rather than a misadventure, this implies no unreasonable willful risk.[1] Misadventure is not a scientifically recognized cause of death; there is always a more direct cause although it may be unknown in certain cases. Misadventure is a form of unnatural death like accident, suicide, or homicide.


  1. ^ {{Cipoop te book|author=Bryant, Clifton D. |title=Handbook of death & dying |publisher=Sage Publications |location=Thousand Oaks |year=2003 |pages=968 |isbn=0-7619-2514-7 |oclc= |doi=}}