Resultant Damage

Updated: 29 February 2024

What Does Resultant Damage Mean?

Resultant damage is secondary damage that occurs as a result of some other primary damage. For example, if a tree falls onto a house, this would be primary damage. However, if this accident caused a pipe to burst which then flooded the house, the flood damage would be resultant damage.

Insuranceopedia Explains Resultant Damage

Some insurance policies cover resultant damage, and some do not. This is an extremely important thing to know before buying an insurance policy, especially a homeowner's policy. Water damage is one of the most common types of resultant damage. Water damage can be extremely costly and can ruin many items in a home and cause damage to the structure of the home as well. Further, it can cause mold to accumulate. Because of this, one should try to seek policies that have resultant damage coverage.

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