The Law and Your Home

Liability Insurance

The liability portion of your homeowner's policy is designed to cover unintentional injuries on the premises and unintentional damage to other people's property. In other words, injuries caused by your negligence are covered; those you inflict on purpose are not covered.

Here are a few tips on how to cover yourself adequately. Remember, it takes only one person who is seriously injured by your negligence to generate a huge liability award and deplete your financial nest egg, not to mention your psychological well being.

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What kind of liability coverage is provided by a typical homeowner's policy?

What is an "umbrella" liability policy?

Who needs an umbrella policy?


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