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Bodily injury liability is an insurance coverage which is applied when a person is legally liable for injuring other people in an auto accident. In most states, purchasing a minimal amount of this coverage is a requirement. Bodily injury liability includes payments that include compensation to the injured individuals and legal defense costs. It also includes claims for bodily injury liability such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of income. Such coverage can be combined with property damage liability, and is also known as liability insurance.