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Accident

An unintended event that causes harm of any kind. An accident may be unavoidable; for example, one may hit a deer while driving a car, despite taking all appropriate precautions, simply because the deer ran in front of the car. Other accidents are the result of negligence; for example, a driver may unintentionally hit another car because he was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. The party responsible for paying damages in the event of an accident depends on a number of factors, notably which party, if any, was negligent. In some cases, one may be responsible for paying damages even if there was no negligence. Lawsuits attempting to determine responsibility are commonplace. See also: Indemnity.
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ISLAMABAD -- The members of National Assembly (MNAs) Tuesday called for amendments in the Constitution for prompt donation of human organs or tissues in case of accidental deaths.
from the Oce for National Statistics to a parliamentary question I tabled in September last year, between July 2008 and December 2012 coroners recorded 48 accidental deaths of children and young people aged under 20 in natural water.
In addition, compared with married adults, single people are twice as likely to die from the most preventable causes of accidental death and equally likely to die from the least preventable causes of accidental death.
The holder of SNIC will automatically be registered for the accidental death insurance of Rupees One Hundred Thousand (100,000) for the period of first two years.
Recording verdicts of accidental death, Mr Hughes said: "It's very sad, and unusual for an accident to have been a trigger for both deaths.
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The product called: 'Al Islami Takaful Riayati', an accidental death and disability insurance plan, is underwritten by SALAMA-Islamic Arab Insurance Company, and complements the bank's existing portfolio of different products and services.
Dubai Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced yesterday the launch of Al Islami Takaful Riayati, a comprehensive accidental death and disability insurance plan offered at a very affordable annual premium.
He had accidental death cover but the insurance firm refused to pay out because of an "intoxicating liquor" exemption clause.
A VERDICT of accidental death has been recorded in the case of Kevin Dowson, who suffered serious head injuries after a fall at his Middlesbrough home.
The accidental death rate has risen more than 20 percent over a 10-year period, reaching 113,000 deaths in 2005.
1991: Ajury returned a verdict of accidental death at the inguest into the deaths of 95 Liverpool football fans whodied in the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield.