Are You at Risk?
Even if you have good automobile and homeowner’s insurance, you may be liable for excessive damages resulting from a major lawsuit. Consider what would happen if you were to injure a doctor, lawyer, or other highly paid professional in a car or other accident that prevented him from earning his regular income for the rest of his life. A court could easily award damages far exceeding the limits of your auto, watercraft, or homeowner’s insurance policy. Such damages could drastically alter your lifestyle for many years to come.
That’s where umbrella liability insurance comes in. The right policy will provide the additional protection needed to withstand such an event.
You May be at Higher Risk for a Lawsuit
Higher-income individuals who cause an accident have a far greater risk of being sued as lawyers seek out those with deep pockets. In such cases an umbrella policy may provide the protection that could be the difference between maintaining your lifestyle vs. paying punitive damages out of pocket for the rest of your life.
An Umbrella Liability Policy May be More Affordable Than You Think
Umbrella liability insurance tends to be more affordable than other types of insurance because it comes into play only after your other insurance has been exhausted. For example, a $1,000,000 umbrella policy would cover up to an additional $600,000 of protection on a homeowner’s policy with $400,000 of coverage. The same principle applies to automobile and watercraft insurance. Increased savings may be found by purchasing your umbrella policy from the same insurance provider as for your home, car, commercial property, or watercraft.
Commercial Property and Umbrella Insurance
Are you a business owner or landlord? If so, you are at greater risk of incurring a lawsuit. An umbrella liability policy can provide additional protection against lawsuits from tenants, as well as from being sued for slander or libel by disgruntled employees.
Do You Have an Adequate Umbrella Policy?
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