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2011-04-27 14:09:21
2011-04-27 14:09:21

This term refers to the maximum amount of money that the insurer is obliged to pay on your behalf in the event of a collision. The premium that you pay to the insurer for this protection is a function of many factors, once of which is the liability limits.

Liability limits are usually expressed in terms of an amount payable per person, and a larger amount payable per event or occurrence. This means that if an event occurs that is your fault and that is covered by the policy, the insurer may be required to pay a maximum of $X to each person who is injured or harmed. Further, it means that if multiple people were injured or harmed by the same occurrence, the insurer is liable for payment of up to the "per occurrence" limits, but no more.

All of this is contingent upon the person insured being legally liable for the occurrence. This generally means that the person must be found to have been negligent.

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