Liability risk is everywhere: at home, on the road, on vacation. It’s an unfortunate fact that accidents can stem from everyday activities and lead to costly lawsuits. Do you:
- Own a pool or trampoline?
- Have excited pets?
- Spend time behind the wheel?
- Have a teen driver in the household?
- Own a recreational vehicle or boat?
- Have staff in your home (gardeners, nannies, housekeepers)?
These are all factors that increase your risk for a lawsuit. Therefore it is important to make sure you understand the risks you face and the options you have to manage those risks.
In today’s litigious society, every family with significant assets faces the risk of lawsuits that could significantly impact their net worth. That’s why we recommend you consider the need for an Excess Liability policy. Financial planners suggest that clients should have excess liability coverage at least equal to their net worth.
Personal Excess Liability policies, more commonly known as Umbrella policies, are very important to your financial well-being and the cost is minimal: usually about $300 annually for the first $1,000,000 in coverage.
Umbrella policies pick up where your homeowner and auto policies leave off. For example, if you are in a car accident and your auto policy provides $500,000 in coverage, and someone is seriously injured, you could be sued for much more than $500,000. The umbrella policy would then take over. The policy would pay for medical bills and in the event of a lawsuit, pay legal fees and the settlement – up to the limits of your policy.
Contact us today so we can customize a policy that balances your assets and risks to provide you with peace of mind.
Concerned about your personal insurance coverage? At Cleary, our experienced Personal Lines department will work with you to evaluate your insurance needs, identify exposures and create a customized insurance portfolio. Give us a call today at 617-723-0700.