instantaneous death

instantaneous death
A death occurring in an instant or without any appreciable duration of time after an injury or seizure. 22 Am J2d Dth § 26. Although the possibility of a death that is truly simultaneous with the injury that caused it has been denied, it has been pointed out that death may be so contemporaneous with the fatal injury as to be instantaneous in the sense that there can be no recovery for the victim's pain and suffering. Moffett v Baltimore & O. R. Co. (CA4 W Va) 220 F 39.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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