Save Harmless Clause Law and Legal Definition

Save harmless clause refers to condition in an agreement by which one party agrees to guarantee that a debt, lawsuit or claim which may arise as a result of a contract will be paid or taken care of by the party making the guarantee.

Following is an example of save harmless clause. “Tenant shall indemnify Landlord and save it harmless from suits, actions, damages, liability and expense in connection with loss of life, bodily or personal injury or property damage arising from or out of the use or occupancy of the premises or any part thereof, or occasioned wholly, or in part by any act or omission of Tenant, its agents, contractors, employees, servants, invitees, licensees or concessionaires including common areas and facilities within the Building.” Save harmless clause is conditional upon several factors. First, liability depends upon whether the injury arose from or out of the use or occupancy of the Premises or any part thereof. Secondly, the clause provides indemnification for the Landlord, when the injury or damage was occasioned wholly or in part by any act or omission of Tenant. [Andrzejewski v. Berlin Webster Mill, 1992 Conn. Super. LEXIS 340 (Conn. Super. Ct. 1992)]