What is Personal Liability Insurance? How does it Work?

Personal liability insurance is an essential component of your homeowner's policy. This insurance is on par with our homeowners' or renters' insurance packages at Insurance Made Eazy.

If you have this insurance, it will help to protect you in the following situations:

  • Someone who isn't a member of your household is injured while on your property, and you're deemed liable for the damage.
  • While you are away from home, you are judged to be accountable for injuring someone or causing damage to their property.
  • How to Calculate the Limits of Your Personal Liability Insurance

    Personal liability coverage is a standard feature of our homeowners' policies at Insurance Made Eazy. This personal liability coverage allows you to protect yourself in the event of a covered loss against damages such as:

  • Court costs
  • Legal expenses
  • Lost income
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • What is covered under Personal Liability Insurance?

    As long as your policy limitations allow, your personal liability coverage can assist protect you in the following ways:

    Medical bills for a person's bodily injury: Personal liability insurance can help cover the costs of medical bills incurred as a result of a visitor's injury at your house. You won't have to pay for them out of pocket as a result of this. Keep in mind that if you cause an injury by your own negligence, you may be held liable for medical expenditures. For example, if you do not repair a broken stair in your house. If the wounded visitor has health coverage, your personal liability insurance may be able to help.

    Lost income: If a visitor is hurt on your property and is unable to return to work, your personal liability insurance may be able to reimburse you for their lost pay. If your friend is a construction worker and stumbles and breaks his leg in your home, for example. Your personal liability coverage may be able to help cover the costs of his missed wages while he is unable to work.

    Pain and suffering: If someone is injured on your property and it is determined that you were careless, you may be held legally liable for their suffering. The amount of the settlement against you may be covered by your home insurance personal liability coverage.

    Legal fees: If you're sued after an accident on your property, you'll almost certainly need to hire a lawyer. Regardless of whether you've been found accountable for damages or not, your personal liability insurance may be able to assist you in covering the costs of your legal fees.
    If someone dies in your house, your personal liability policy may be able to help fund any death benefits for their family members.
    There are additional coverages you can explore if the personal liability limitations of your homeowners or renters policy do not meet your needs. Umbrella insurance, for example, is a simple and inexpensive way to protect yourself against potentially disastrous financial effects. If a covered loss exceeds the limitations of your personal liability coverage, umbrella insurance can assist protect you and your family.