You might not think too often about your home insurance, but that little policy quietly protects your Amityville, NY home from so much. Most people know that if a storm or falling tree limb damages their home, their policy pays for repairs. Did you know though, that your home policy from Acme Insurance Brokerage also protects you from financial ruin when someone has an accident on your property?
It is true!
The liability portion of your policy pays for an individual’s medical bills if they sustain injuries while visiting your property. Let’s say your slightly non-graceful cousin visits you and falls down the steps, spraining his ankle and skinning up his legs. You give him a ride to the minor emergency and he gets treated. Your homeowner’s insurance covers that medical bill when he files a claim.
The same portion of the insurance policy protects you for bigger things, too, such as if someone dies while attending a pool party you throw, or some other event. The liability coverage would pay for the medical bills of the person and their funeral. If their family sued you, the policy would also cover the attorney fees, court costs, and the settlement costs up to a certain amount.
Typically, your liability coverage comprises a small portion of your policy. A standard homeowner’s policy provides about $100,000 in liability coverage. That might not be enough to cover everything though if multiple people get hurt.
Come by and talk with an agent at Acme Insurance Brokerage serving Amityville, NY or call us. We can help you determine the right amount of liability coverage to add to your home insurance based upon the entertaining you typically do at home and if you conduct business there.