Insurance 101 – Chapter 6 – Volume 8 – The Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof

The U.S. Supreme Court has explained that under “[c]onventional rules of civil litigation … parties … need only prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence and that [e]xceptions to this standard are uncommon.”13 Because the preponderance-of-the evidence standard results in a roughly equal allocation of the risk of error between litigants, courts will presume that this standard is applicable in civil actions between private litigants unless particularly important individual interests or rights are at stake.

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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