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DEFINITION of 'Collision Insurance'

A type of auto insurance coverage. Collision Insurance will reimburse the insured for any damage sustained to their personal automobile that is due to the fault of the insured driver. This type of insurance is often added as an extension of a basic policy.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Collision Insurance'

As the name implies, Collision Insurance repays the insured for damage from an actual collision. It does not cover damage due to theft or vandalism. It also does not cover damage that is paid from another driver's policy, if the other driver was at fault.

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