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Insurance guarding against damage or loss that the policyholder, may cause another person in the form of bodily injury or property damage.
An insurance policy that guards the policyholder from legal expenses resulting from a lawsuit. This includes both attorneys' fees and damages that the policyholder must pay. Liability insurance is common in professions in which lawsuits are common, such as the medical field. A physician may buy liability insurance to protect himself/herself from the possibility that a patient will sue her for malpractice, negligence, or for any other reason. Premiums on liability insurance are sometimes considered prohibitively expensive, depending on the profession.