Civil Code

Published: | Updated: October 19, 2017

Definition - What does Civil Code mean?

The Civil Code is the series of statutes and laws that deal with lawsuits related to negligence and other similar business matters. In the context of insurance, negligence and liability issues are often the subject of lawsuits in which insurers or policyholders are involved.

Insuranceopedia explains Civil Code

There are many different scenarios in which negligence is relevant in business. One of the most significant is with healthcare providers. Healthcare providers have to avoid negligence in order to prevent injuries to their patients. They typically carry malpractice insurance in case they are sued for negligence. The Civil Code is used in lawsuits to help determine the defendant's level of liability.

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