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Making an Indemnity Agreement
If you're working with another business or a separate third party, what happens if someone gets hurt? You can avoid liability issues before they happen with an Indemnity Agreement. An Indemnity Agreement can help protect you or your business from lawsuits stemming from someone else's negligence.
The purpose of an Indemnity Agreement is to protect one person or entity from liability based on the actions of another person or entity (also called a "party" in legal terms). An Indemnity Agreement can be used in a variety of situations, such as when one party is using the property or facilities of another, one party is performing services for another, or one party is participating in an activity hosted by another party.
One indemnity example involves loaner cars. If an individual signs an agreement with an indemnity clause and gets into an accident with a loaner car, then that individual will be solely responsible for the costs associated with the accident. The entity who loaned the individual the loaner car is protected from any liability.
When you indemnify someone, you are agreeing to compensate another person or entity for any damages, losses, or injuries that result from activities specified in the Indemnity Agreement. An individual or business might be willing to take on that responsibility if doing so makes it possible to use another person's prime property to shoot an important scene in a film, for example. The property owner might be willing to let the filmmaker film on her property, but she may well insist on an Indemnity Agreement that ensures the filmmaker will pay for any injuries that happen if there's an accident on the set.
In legal terms, indemnity can be defined as an agreement where one party agrees not to hold another party responsible for any damage or liability that may occur during a transaction.