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A Definition Of Accident

In virtually all liability policies, there must be an “occurrence” before there is coverage.  Many policies define an “occurrence” as an “accident”.  In other words, where there is no “accident”, there is no homeowner’s liability coverage.  But what if your policy does not define the term accident?  Perhaps you can do what the Nevada Supreme Court did in the case of Fire Ins. Exch. v. Cornell, 120 Nev. 303,  90 P.3d 978 (2004), namely, look in the dictionary.In that case, the Nevada Supreme … [Read more...]