Accidents Which Occur During the Policy Period

For insurance policy language which limits coverage to “accidents which occur during the policy period”, the loss occurs at the time the tort is committed, and not when the loss is discovered or becomes manifest. Audubon Coin & Stamp Co. v. Alford Safe & Lock Co., 230 So.2d 278 (La.App. 1st Cir. 1969).

In determining whether the loss was caused by “accident,” the loss must be examined from the viewpoint of the person injured and if the injury was unforeseen, unexpected, and extraordinary it must be held to have been caused by “accident.” Id.

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