An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.
Unusual appearance or effect.
An unintentional material loss or physical injury that does not occur over a period of time.
(Accident) An unusual, unexpected result, attending the performance of a usual, necessary act; an unexpected event which happens by chance or which does not take place according to the usual course of things.
As defined by the National Transportation Safety Board, an occurrence incidental to flight in which, as a result of the operation of an aircraft, any person (occupant or nonoccupant) receives fatal or serious injury or any aircraft receives substantial damage.
An unforeseen, unintended, and unexpected event, which occurs suddenly and at a definite place. See Occurrence.
A sudden, unexpected event identified as to time and place.
See "Accidental Injury".
An unintentional event resulting in fatality, injury, illness, or property damage.
A sudden, unintended, unforeseen and unexpected event, To be insurable, a loss must be accidental with respect to acts of the insured.
A sudden, unexpected event, identifiable in time and place.
Sudden, unexpected event that was not reasonable foreseeable.
An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm. An unforeseen incident. Lack of intention; chance. A circumstance or attribute that is not essential to the nature of something.
a mishap; especially one causing injury or death
anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause
a bodily injury that occurs solely as a direct result of a violent, sudden and unexpected action from an outside source
a chain of events, and we can snip that chain at a number of spots along its length
a chain of events, but it is over simplifying it to say that we can identify the critical one's and remove them
a disorientating event
a freak happening
a general term for an unplanned event with undesirable consequences
a happening that is not expected, foreseen, or intended, sometimes resulting from negligence, often from ignorance, and typically resulting in injury, loss, or damage
an event happening without the occurrence of the will of the person by whose agency it was caused
an 'event or change occurring without intent or volition through carelessness, unawareness, ignorance, or a combination of causes and producing an unfortunate result
an event that is unforeseen, occurs by chance and is caused unintentionally by an external force or object
an event that occurs unexpectedly
an event which has no temporary preceding determination and lacks necessary antecedent event which is to cause that event
an event which implies damage with a defined system, which disturb the course of things, or future result of this system
an event which occurs with no premeditation on the part of those involved
an event which occurs without our conscious cooperation, but occurs with the approval and cooperation of our subconscious or soul-consciousness
an external, unexpected event that is nottraceable to your state of mental or physical health before the event
an incident that happens by chance or without apparent cause, and Love is an intense feeling of deep affection
an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft in which any person suffers death or serious injury, or in which the aircraft receives substantial damage
an undesirable, unplanned event resulting in personal physical harm or damage to property
an undesired event or sequence of events causing (or with the
an undesired event that results in injury or property damage
an undesired event that results in personal injury, damage or loss
an unexpected bad thing
an unexpected event resulting in bodily injury to a person or persons
an unexpected, sudden, and definable event that is the direct cause of a bodily injury, independent of any illness, prior injury or congenital predisposition
an unexpected, unplanned or undesirable event that usually happens suddenly and produces unfortunate, unwanted or unpleasant results
an unexpected, unplanned result of an event, resulting
an unforeseen and sudden event due to an external cause and causing bodily injury or death and occurring while the insurance is in force
an unforseable event
an unfortunate event
an unintended event resulting from a lack of care, ignorance, or a combination of causes
an unplanned event or series of events that lead to injury, illness, or property damage
an unplanned event or series of events which causes or has the potential to cause injury to people and/or damage to property and/or equipment
an unplanned occurrence that may result in damage to people, property, equipment, or the environment
an unplanned, unexpected, and undesired event, usually with an adverse outcome
an untoward occurrence in the usual course of events
a one-time event
a randomly occurring event which is damaging or potentially damaging
a sequence of events that usually produces unintended injury, death, or property damage (National Safety Council)
a sudden event with serious consequences, victims, injuries, and material damage, necessitating immediate rescue and reconstructive intervention at the place of the event
a sudden unexpected unusual specific event which occurs at an identifiable time and place
a terrible event
a traumatic event that causes emotional distress to those involved
a typical form of trauma in which there is a sudden impact to the tooth
a violent external event, occurring completely by chance at a given place and time, that suddenly and independently causes a person immediate and visible bodily injury and/or material damage to property
An event or occurrence causing damage/injury to an entity, and is unforeseen and unintended.
Unexpected or chance event. This term is frequently defined in older commercial general liability (CGL) policies.
A sudden, unexpected or unintentional event.
See Terms and Definitions Related to Insurance. With respect to prevention of injuries caused by motor vehicles, the preferred term is "crash", rather than accident, so as not to suggest that the event was unavoidable. [Click Here to Return to List
A sudden and unexpected event, which occurs at a specific time and place. In easy-to-read policies, an accident is also defined as a loss, which occurs over a period of time.
Events which result in death, injury, illness or property damage.
1) An unusual, fortuitous, unexpected or unforeseen event or occurrence. 2) A mishap that is not expected or designed.
Unexpected, unforeseen event not under the control of the insured and resulting in a loss. The insured cannot purposefully cause the loss to happen; the loss must be to due to pure chance according to the odds of the laws of probability. For example, under a personal automobile policy if an accident occurs, the insured is covered for loss due to his/her negligent act or omissions resulting in bodily injuru or property damage to another party.
Any event that is unplanned, unanticipated and undesigned that happens in a sudden at a particular location.
Any event which results in injury, and / or damage, and / or loss.
The term accident is sometimes defined in the policy document as follows - the accident must be caused by violent, external and visible means and cause of the injury or injuries solely and independently of any other means.
An unintended and unforeseen event.
An undesired occurrence which resulted in the loss of processes/time, life or asset of the Company.
A sudden and unintentional happening leading to a loss. In the context of life insurance, it is a sudden and unforeseen happening that causes disability or death of the policyholder.
An unexpected, unforeseen event not under the control of an insured and resulting in a loss.
An event or occurrence that is unforeseen or unintended.
An unforeseen, unintended event; something unexpected/something which could not be considered as a foreseeable occurrence and consequence of an undertaking which sometimes results in personal injury or damage to equipment or material.
under Maryland law, accident is defined as a happening; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect from a known cause, and therefore not expected. Fister v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 366 Md. 201, 215 (2001). See also Occurrence.
An undesired event resulting in death, injury, damage to health, damage to property or other form of loss
The word accident should not be used when describing a crash between a motor vehicle and a train. An "accident" is an uncontrolled event. A "crash" or a "collision" is preventable. The preferred terms are crash, collision, and incident. (See Crash.)
An unexpected event or an unintended outcome that results in harm to people and/or damage to or loss of property
An undesired event that results in harm to people and/or damage to property, process or the environment. An unplanned, unwanted, and unexpected event which, because of an unsafe act or unsafe condition, results in property damage, injury, or death.
A necessary state of affairs, a happening (without the modern implication of misfortune).
An Accident is an occurance where something is damaged. Whether by nature, man, or other forces, accidents happen when you don't expect it hence the name, accident.
An event or occurrence which is unforeseen and unintended. Accidental is an important concept of risk for insurance. The more unlikely the accident or the occurrence, the less expensive it is to insure.
A fortuitous, unexpected, undesigned, unintended event occurring suddenly.
An unforeseen, unintended event; something unexpected; fortuitous.
An inevitable and sudden happening; a fortuitous event.
It refers to unexpected event like injury or fatality.
An unexpected event, usually referring to an injury or fatality. Although some accidents are easier to prevent than others, the financial damage can be limited by taking out accident and sickness insurance.
An unexpected, unforeseen and involuntary external even resulting in injury occurring whilst Your Policy is in force.
An unforeseen and unintended event or occurrence.
An unplanned event that has the potential for a release of radioactive materials or for an increase in radiation levels in excess of the limits specified by a facility's operating license or regulatory limits.
An unexpected and unintended event, occurring suddenly and causing measurable loss. See occurrence
An event causing loss, which takes place without being expected. In most cases the accident can be characterized with regard to time and place of occurrence. The public commonly associates this term with an event that was unavoidable. Therefore, when referring to injuries caused by motor vehicles, the preferred term is motor vehicle "crash" rather than motor vehicle accident. Virtually all crashes are preventable.
"Accident" is used in the usual and ordinary sense, and means an unexpected mishap or event. For the purposes of workers' compensation, "accident" also includes the circumstances defined in the four sub clauses of s.1(1)(a) of the Act. The meaning of accident is satisfied when it can be shown that a worker's employment has contributed to personal injury, occupational disease, or death. (Source: Policy 02-01)
An unexpected event that is beyond control of any persons.
An event which is unforeseen and unintentional; the more uncommon and unlikely it is for an accident to happen, the less expensive the coverage.
An unplanned event, sometimes but not necessarily injurious or damaging, that interrupts an activity. A chance occurrence arising from unknown causes; an unexpected happening due to carelessness, ignorance, and the like.
An event that involves damage to a defined system that disrupts the ongoing or future output of the future.4
Any incident involving a significant and unintended release of genetically modified microorganisms in the course of their contained use which could present an immediate or delayed hazard to human heath and the environment.
An occurrence that is neither expected nor planned by you. It can include a series of occurrences arising out of one event.
An event, arising out of and in the course of employment, which results in personal injury to a worker.
An unexpected event, which happens by chance and is not expected in the normal course of events.
if personal injury or property damage occurs as a result of drunk driving, different or more severe legal penalties will result.
A fortuitous event, unforeseen and unintended.
adj. Something that happened not on purpose: "Officer, when I ran him over three times, it was an accident."
An unexpected event generally resulting in injury, loss of property or disruption of services.
An unplanned event that results in injury (including death) or occupational illness to person(s) and/or damage to property, exclusive of injury and/or damage caused by action of an enemy or hostile force.... read full article
An occurrence in a sequence of events that produces unintended injury, death, or property damage. Accident refers to the event, not the result of the event
Any sudden event which is unintended.
An unexpected event that causes injury
An event that is unforeseen, unexpected, and unintended.
An unplanned event, unexpected and undesigned, which occurs suddenly and at a definite place. See also Occurrence. (G)
Also called loss, losses: An unexpected and unintended event arising out of the maintenance or use of a car that results in a claim for damages either by you or against you under the terms of your policy
'Any unplanned event that results in injury or ill-health to people, or damages equipment, property or materials but where there was a risk of harm'.
That occurrence in a sequence of events which usually produces unintended injury, death or property damage.
A sudden fortuitous event.
A sudden event (unforeseen, unexpected, and unplanned), occurring beyond the control of the insured; the result being property damage, loss, bodily injury or death.
An undersigned, unexpected or sudden result.
An unexpected loss that occurs at a specific time and place.
Event resulting in a loss (claim) which is not deliberately caused by the policy holder or is not an inevitable consequence of some other action of the policy holder.
Any Unforeseen and unexpected event is considered an accident. For insurance purposes it has to be due to external, physical and violent means.
An event, arising out of and in the course of employment that results in personal injury to the worker.
An unforeseeable event which may produce injury or property damage.
An unlooked-for mishap or an untoward event that is neither expected nor designed.
An unexpected event which occurs without the patient's intent of injury, involving some unusual outside force or object. An Accident does not include an injury or illness which is intentionally self-inflicted or results from: (1) a fight in which the patient is intentionally involved; (2) a family quarrel: (3) an act of war; (4) disease or mental disorder; (5) medical, dental or surgical treatment.
An event or occurrence which is unforeseen and unintended, and occurs suddenly and at a definite place.
When an event causing damage or injury occurs without the intent of the person who causes it, or when that event occurs without human intervention. An accident as a result of someone's negligence is grounds for legal action.
Any occurrence which results in personal injury, disease or death, or property damage.
A fortuitous event which takes place without one's foresight or expectation or design.
A sudden unintentional event or happening that occurs unexpectedly, which may cause bodily injury or property damage.
an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectations; a sudden and unintended event. In insurance, accidents can sometimes be gradual - e.g., exposure to asbestos or another harmful substance over a period of time can be treated as one OCCURRENCE by a general liability policy.
a sudden and unexpected occurrence due to external, violent, fortuitous causes beyond the Insured's control.
An unplanned unexpected event which may result in loss, injury or damage. Contact with energy resulting in a loss (injury, damage). Contact with substances resulting in a loss. Or any combination of the above.
An unplanned, undesirable energy release which may result in injury to people and/or damage to property.
An unplanned event. Macroevolution implies we are the result of a long line of accidents. As a consequence, our lives have no meaning or purpose.
This is when you sustain bodily injury caused by accidental external violent and visible means or as a result of a recorded act of negligence.
an undesired event that results in harm to people, damage to property, loss to process, or harm to the environment
A sudden, unforeseen and unintended event; for example, a windstorm.
An unplanned, unexpected, unforeseen event.
When referring to AustralianSuper insurance, accident means: bodily injury caused solely and directly by accidental, external and visible means, independent of any other cause.
An unanticipated event, commonly leading to injury, in traffic, the workplace, or a domestic or recreational setting. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that the risk of accidents is often predictable; they are therefore preventable.
The meaning of this dream varies greatly depending on the circumstances and surroundings, but as a rule it is a warning against sudden losses.
Unplanned event. Small but distinct surface irregularity in land.
An unlooked for mishap or an untoward event which is not expected or designed