Fortuitous Event Law and Legal Definition
Fortuitous event means an event happening by chance or accident. It is an occurrence or failure to occur which is, or is assumed by the parties to be adversely affected by the happening of such event. [Douglass v. Dynamic enterprises, 315 Ark. 575, 578 (Ark. 1994)].
In a statute defining injury within the Workmen's Compensation Act as an injury resulting from some fortuitous event, fortuitous event means “happening by chance or accident, and is synonymous with industrial accident”. [Rathbun v. Taber Tank Lines, 129 Mont. 121 (Mont. 1955)].
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