offender? of car accident

Discussion in 'Legal Terminology' started by apoziopeza, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. apoziopeza Senior Member


    Do you say offender or party causing a car accident?


  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    "Offender" is generally reserved for someone who has broken the law (and been convicted), so I would say "the person [or "party"] who caused the accident." Do you have a full sentence for context?
  3. David Senior Member

    Neither "offender" nor "party causing a car accident" appears to be correct. An "offender" is one convicted of a crime. A "party causing a car accident" might be a little kid playing in the street. Since you do not provide the original, however, how could one know how to translate whatever it is that the original says?

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