All businesses are vulnerable
It’s in the news. You hear more and more about massive jury awards that result in a business’ financial ruin.
Most business owners never expect to encounter a loss that exceeds the limits of the coverage they have to manage accidents, mistakes and injuries—also known as liability insurance—but unfortunately in today’s business environment, it happens too often.
A large loss could impact the business success you’ve worked so hard to achieve and destroy your hopes for a bright future.
No matter the size of your company or how well it’s run, your business faces the potential of a devastating claim arising from an unforeseen event. For example, let’s say you own a retail store or apartment building, and a customer trips on the carpet and hits his head, sustaining serious brain injury.
You could be potentially liable for millions of dollars in medical and other payments.
Would that entire sum be covered by your existing business liability insurance? Could your business savings and/or revenue make up for the difference in what’s not covered?
If your answer is no, that’s where Commercial Excess / Umbrella Coverage comes in. Umbrella Coverage goes above and beyond basic business liability insurance limits, offering up to $10 million of additional funds to manage situations just like this.
If you are a small business owner, you might think they can’t take what you don’t have. Think again—a court can seize the business assets you currently have and even allocate future earnings to satisfy a judgment against you.
It’s never too soon to invest in umbrella coverage.