inevitable accident

noun
in·​ev·​i·​ta·​ble accident | \ in-ˈe-vi-tə-bəl- \

Legal Definition of inevitable accident

: an accident not caused by human negligence — compare act of god, force majeure, fortuitous event

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“Inevitable accident.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/inevitable%20accident. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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