Property Damage Insurance Disputes
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Property damage is the injury to real or personal property through another’s negligence, willful destruction, or by some act of nature. In lawsuits for damages caused by negligence or a willful act, property damage is distinguished from personal injury. Property damage may include harm to an automobile, a fence, a tree, a home, or any other possession. The amount of recovery for property damage may be established by evidence of replacement value, cost of repairs, loss of use until repaired or replaced, or, in the case of heirlooms or very personal items (e.g. Wedding pictures) by subjective testimony as to sentimental value.
What does “property” mean in the legal world?
Anything that can be owned, whether it is tangible or intangible, visible or invisible, real or personal, is property. Property can be viewed as any valuable right and interest – it includes legal ownership as well as beneficial ownership – and all property is subject to a valuation, although some property requires a specialist, such as an appraiser, to determine its value.
What are the legal definitions of damage and damages? Do they mean different things?
In the legal world, damage is defined as a loss or harm resulting from injury to a person, property or reputation.
Damages refer to compensation – such as a money judgment – provided to a person who has suffered a loss or harm due to the unlawful act or omission of another. The person at fault – the one who caused the loss or harm – must compensate (or pay) the injured party for his or her losses.
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