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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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Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance, also known as AD & D are a policy that offers advantages to the concerned beneficiary, in those occasions where the reason behind the death is an accident.
'The government with support of nation is committed to implement rule of law in the country and I must clarify again that neither accidental Chairman's father will get NRO nor his alliance with the Panama Queen will help him in any way', the minister said.
Murad Saeed said that people of KP outshines others when it comes to political shrewdness and insight and the fate Zardari faced in elections is a lesson the accidental Chairman should learn.
The number of casualties affected by accidental dwelling fires has fallen from 51 to 35 during the same period, a drop of 35%.
Bruce Farquharson, Aberdeen's local senior officer, said: "There is a clear link between firerelated casualties and accidental dwelling fires.
And, because of this, The Accidentals is also a novel about how a chance comment or instantaneous decision may set in motion a series of events that can end up changing lives, even history itself.
Kumar was reportedly carrying a licensed weapon which fell down and there was accidental firing.
Ryan told the Telegraph that crews saw more than 20 accidental house fires during the months of May, June and July this year in Coventry and Solihull compared to the last three years.
Into the mid teens to aged 29 category it is accidental poisoning - which includes drug overdoses - that are not confirmed as deliberate, followed by suicides and road accidents.
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing difficulty is associated with accidental injury, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Accidental gunshot claims a security guard's life while law enforcement agencies claimed to have arrested a dozen suspects in various raids and operations carried out in different parts of the city here on Wednesday.