Bodily Injury


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Bodily Injury

Damage to a person's physical being. Examples include bruises, burns, lacerations, poisonings and so forth. Bodily injury may result from an accident, negligence or a deliberate effort. Causing bodily injury on purpose is a crime, while accidental and negligent harm may result in a lawsuit. See also: Bodily injury liability insurance.
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In 1966, the standard policy introduced the defined term "occurrence" as "an accident, including injurious exposure to conditions, which results, during the policy period, in bodily injury or property damage neither expected nor intended from the standpoint of the insured.
The airline conceded that the plaintiff suffered a bodily injury due to an accident on the aircraft, according to the opinion.
The insurer said it is currently investigating more than 16,000 suspect bodily injury claims.
Bodily injury claims including whiplash account for the majority of fraudulent claims detected
In contrast to a traditional CGL policy, most recall policies do not require actual bodily Injury to trigger coverage.
Sierra was arraigned on charges of kidnapping of a child, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (belt or knife), two counts of assault and battery, three counts of reckless endangerment of a child and single counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
Thus, we hold that an insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a noninsured based on the death of an insured where the policy excludes liability coverage for claims based on bodily injury to an insured.
Basic policies in Florida, for example, initially require drivers to carry no bodily injury liability at all and only $10,000 of property damage liability.
If convicted, Brehm faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and without just cause or excuse, and 10 years in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, it added.
Dr David Brown, of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, said the highest concentration of claims management firms was in the North West, where 40 per cent of accidents involved a bodily injury claim, compared with just 25 per cent across the rest of the country.
Business liability pays third parties sums the insured is legally obligated to pay because of bodily injury or property damage.
Causing bodily injury to another citizen will merit a six-year sentence, but for injuring a police, military or other officer in their line of duty, the penalty is increased to a maximum 15-year sentence.