accidental means


accidental means
Injury resulting from unintended, unforseeable, and unexpected cause

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • accidental means — Characterizing the nature of the cause of a happening by chance and without intention or design, which is unforeseen, unexpected and unusual at the time it occurs. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1165; A11110: 17 ALR 1199. Where the death is the result of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accidental means — noun : an act or event preceding harm or damage to an insured that is sudden, unexpected, and not intended or designed by any person …   Useful english dictionary

  • external, violent, and accidental means — A clause limiting the risk of loss in an accident insurance policy, meaning that in order to support a recovery, it must be shown, not only that the means were external and violent, but also that they were accidental; in other words, all three… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • external, violent, or accidental means — A disjunctive statement of coverage in an accident insurance policy, so that if an injury is external and violent, it need not be accidental in order to be covered. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1165. See accidental means; violent means …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • external, violent and accidental means — Death through external, violent and accidental means necessarily implies that death did not result indirectly from disease or bodily infirmity. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of New York v. Hassing, C.C.A.10, 134 F.2d 714, 716 …   Black's law dictionary

  • death by accidental means — See accidental means …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accidental — I adjective adventitious, casual, chance, coincidental, extrinsic, fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, indeterminate, undesigned, undetermined, unexpected, unforeseen, unintended, unintentional, unpremeditated, unwitting associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • accidental death — n death by accidental means usu. sudden and violent also death occurring as the unforeseen and chance result of an intended act …   Medical dictionary

  • accidental — Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to usual course of things; casual; fortuitous. Norris v. New York Life Ins. Co., C.C.A.Md., 49 F.2d 62, 63; Murphy v. Travelers Ins. Co., 141 Neb. 41, 2 N.W.2d 576, 578, 579. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • accidental death — noun : death by accidental means usually sudden and violent; sometimes : death occurring as the unforeseen and chance result of an intended act compare double indemnity * * * accidental death UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular… …   Useful english dictionary


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