Analysis of Life Insurance Contract

  • Smridhi Sharma
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  • Smridhi Sharma

    Student at National Law University, Nagpur, India

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This research paper echoes the importance of understanding life insurance contracts by examining them through the lenses of contracts, wagering, contingent contracts, and indemnity. Life insurance contracts are unique agreements where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money upon the death of the insured or after a set period. Unlike wagering contracts, which are purely speculative and based on chance, life insurance contracts have a legal and financial purpose to provide security and financial stability to beneficiaries. They are also a form of contingent contracts, where the insurer’s obligation to pay depends on the occurrence of a specific event, such as the death of the insured. While indemnity is a key principle in many insurance contracts, life insurance operates differently since it provides a predetermined benefit rather than compensating for an actual loss incurred. This distinction sets life insurance apart from other types of insurance, such as health or property insurance, where indemnity plays a central role. By analyzing these aspects, this paper aims to highlight the unique characteristics of life insurance contracts, their legal implications, and their significance in the broader context of financial planning and security. The study will also explore the regulatory framework governing life insurance and discuss how these contracts balance the interests of policyholders and insurers.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3400 - 3410


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