When referring to an accident, it usually means it was an unintentional collision. Some people may believe that using the term “accident” means there is no one at fault, which can be misleading in a lawsuit. The choice of words is significant in a lawsuit when describing the details of the incident.
Car accidents, crashes, wrecks, and collisions all refer to the same thing but can have different meanings in lawsuits. Crash, wreck, or collision give a more straightforward meaning of what happened, whereas the term “accident” tends to indicate that it was unavoidable.