fatal injury
An injury that causes death to its victim.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • fatal */*/ — UK [ˈfeɪt(ə)l] / US adjective 1) causing someone to die a fatal accident/injury/disease etc: a fatal road accident a fatal heart attack prove fatal (= cause death): In the nineteenth century childbirth often proved fatal. 2) a) with very serious… …   English dictionary

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