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Term - The length of time for which a policy or bond is in force.
Threshold Level - Under some no-fault insurance laws, the threshold level represents the degree of injury a claimant must establish before being allowed to sue the negligent party. The threshold may be verbal (regarding the severity of the injuries) or a dollar amount ($10,000), or both. For example, with a threshold of $5,000, an injured person may sue if his/her injuries and other economic damages (rehabilitation expenses, loss of income, etc.) exceed $5,000.
Tort - A private wrong or harm (other than a breach of contract) committed against another, resulting in legal liability. A tort is either intentional or accidental (negligent). Automobile liability insurance is purchased to protect one from suits arising from unintentional torts.
Tort Feasor - One who commits a tort.
Tort Types - Limited Or Full - Under the "Limited Tort" option, your right and the rights of your family members to seek financial compensation for injuries caused by other drivers are limited. Selection of the "Limited Tort" option will reduce your insurance premium.

Under the "Full Tort" option, you maintain an unrestricted right for you and the members of your household to seek financial compensation for injuries caused by other drivers.
Towing and Labor Costs - This endorsement, which is added to the physical damage coverage, provides reimbursement up to a specified limit to tow your vehicle or pay for on-site labor costs.
Transportation Expenses - Subject to a daily and maximum dollar limit, this coverage (under the physical damage portion of an automobile policy) pays for transportation expenses incurred by the named insured only in the event of theft of an entire covered auto. Coverage generally begins after a stated minimum waiting period.

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