Subrogation Property And Casualty Insurance

Definition of "Subrogation, property and casualty insurance"

Circumstance where an insurance company takes the place of an insured in bringing a liability suit against a third party who caused injury to the insured. For example, if a third party, through negligence, damages an insured's car and the insured's insurance company pays to restore the car, the insurance company has recourse against the third party for the costs involved. The insured cannot sue the third party for damage, since if successful, the insured could collect twice for the same damage.

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