What is Umbrella Insurance & Why Do I need it?
If you were found negligent or liable for someone else’s bodily injury or death, would you have enough insurance to protect your assets?
Umbrella insurance is a stand-alone liability policy that provides an additional limit of liability over and above your underlying liability limits that are already on your homeowners and auto insurance policies.
Types of Umbrella Insurance Coverage
What is Umbrella Insurance?
Umbrella insurance refers to excess liability insurance that is in addition to specified other policies and also potentially primary insurance for losses not covered by the other policies.
When an insured is liable to someone, the insured’s primary insurance policies pay up to their limits and any additional amount is paid by the umbrella policy up to the limit of the umbrella policy.
Common Situations Protected by Umbrella Insurance:
- Motor vehicle accidents with excessive physical damage, bodily injuries, or death.
- Slip and fall accidents on your property.
- Boating Accidents.
- Swimming Pool Accidents.
- Physical damage or bodily injury caused by your dog.
- Slander, libel, and defamation lawsuits.
- Judgments that exceed the limits of your auto or home policies.
How much Umbrella Insurance can I get?
In addition to your underlying limits on your auto insurance and homeowners insurance. Insurance companies will usually offer a range of $1 million to $10 million in umbrella insurance coverage.
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