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The Basics of Umbrella Insurance Policy

May 19, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 129

The personal assets of an individual are the assets he has purchased with his hard-earned money and therefore it would be painful to part with them. Generally, personal assets of an individual are at risk when he is unfortunately involved in a law suit filed against him, due to say an accident that may have not occurred due to his fault. The legal expenses and the amount awarded to the injured person on the other side by the judge may exceed the liability insurance covered by your home, auto and other policies.

Now, what is this liability insurance? Well, it is a special kind of insurance policy of an individual that covers things like the legal defense representative, the medical bills of the person injured because of your fault, his rehabilitative treatment and the wages, he lost. It is during this kind of unwanted and unforeseen situations that the umbrella insurance extends its helping hand. To explain it further, say A happens to injure B in an accident due to his negligence. Say, the court awards the injured person three hundred thousand dollars; but, unfortunately the auto policy of A covers just two hundred thousand dollars. During such a situation, it is the umbrella insurance that will pay the rest of the amount, that is the additional one hundred thousand dollars, to B.

Back in the past, it was the well-to-do people, who considered purchasing umbrella policies. The scenario is changing now. Now, it is the common man who is more interested in going for umbrella insurance, in order to save his personal assets. The protection the umbrella insurance offers also extends help, when the liability on the individual's other insurance policies stands exhausted. One can go for the umbrella insurance policy without having to bear huge costs. The added liability protection or the added coverage far exceeds the added cost.

Further, umbrella insurance is all the more beneficial to individuals', who happen to receive huge amounts within no time, say by winning a lottery or the sort. This is because there are always several dishonest people around us always on the lookout to make money easily. There is every chance that a couple of them might file false law suits against you to grab away a portion of the wealth. Thus, it is always a wise decision to go for an umbrella insurance to protect your personal assets. Go for it.

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