Immediate Death Law and Legal Definition
Immediate death refers to a death occurring within a short time after an injury or seizure, but not instantaneously. For example, when a blow on the head produces unconsciousness and renders the victim incapable of intelligent thought, speech, or action for several minutes until s/he dies, it can be termed immediate death.
Even though immediate death is at times referred as instantaneous death both are different. Instantaneous death is death occurring in an instant or within an extremely short time after an injury or seizure. If the injured person survives the injury even for a brief period, it cannot be instantaneous. But it can be immediate.