[QUOTE=TX expat;2117368]Yeah, that's why they call 'em auto negligence instead of auto accidents.
Sorry but I'm going to go with actual accepted definitions. Take it up with Merriam-Webster if you want to change the meaning of a word...
Accident [noun]: 1a : an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance b : lack of intention or necessity : chance <met by accident rather than by design>
2a : an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance b : an unexpected and medically important bodily event especially when injurious <a cerebrovascular accident>
c : an unexpected happening causing loss or injury which is not due to any fault or misconduct on the part of the person injured but for which legal relief may be sought
Negligent [adj] 1 a : marked by or given to neglect especially habitually or culpably b :" failing to exercise the care expected of a reasonably prudent person in like circumstances"
2: marked by a carelessly easy manner
Yes there are accidents. Automobile accidents, firearm accidents, slipping and falling on ice you didn't see accidents. An accident can be caused by negligence. An act of negligence can result in an accident. Intent is the key factor, not stupidity or carelessness. "Did that person intend fire the weapon?[/QUOTE]"
See the quote below for the correct answer...