Accident


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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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Indeed, two very necessary words were clearly dropped by accident.
I cannot pretend to recount all that he told me, but I gleaned from what he said that he was the genius who presided over the contretemps of mankind, and whose business it was to bring about the odd accidents which are continually astonishing the skeptic.
Having completed them to my satisfaction, I again looked toward the time-piece and was half inclined to believe in the possibility of odd accidents when I found that, instead of my ordinary fifteen or twenty minutes, I had been dozing only three; for it still wanted seven and twenty of the appointed hour.
If she slipped, by accident, from off the Spit, she fell in where there's foothold at the bottom, at a depth that would barely cover her to the waist.
They will charge him four dollars and twenty cents a year on a thousand-dollar accident policy, and for the same policy they will charge a laborer fifteen dollars.
I worked seventeen years in them mills, an' I've took notice that most of the accidents happens just before whistle-blow.
A little later in our conversation I asked him a simple little question about the liability of workingmen to accidents, and received a statistical lecture in return.
The figures have been gathered, and it has been proved conclusively that accidents rarely occur in the first hours of the morning work, but that they increase rapidly in the succeeding hours as the workers grow tired and slower in both their muscular and mental processes.
It's a sore thing to do between such near friends; but if I get the dirdum[23] of this dreadful accident, I'll have to fend for myself, man.
How COULD they endure my happiness, if I did not put around it accidents, and winter-privations, and bear-skin caps, and enmantling snowflakes!
Commuter Airlines--those whose aircrafts have 30 or fewer passenger seats--historically have higher accident rates than commercial airlines.
Summary: Ajman recorded a 5% decrease in deaths from accidents in 2017, compared to 2016