Umbrella insurance is personal liability insurance designed to cover claims larger than what your auto, renters, or homeowner’s insurance cover provides. Here is a breakdown of how umbrella insurance would work for you as a resident of Emmaus, PA.
- Example 1: If your pet dog gets out of the house and viciously attacks someone walking by or a neighbor, the victim will likely sue you for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. This liability isn’t covered under your homeowners’ insurance; thus, you will have to settle it out of pocket if you don’t have umbrella insurance. As a result, you could lose all your savings and a significant part of your future earnings. Umbrella insurance will take care of this liability and your legal fees.
- Example 2: If you are involved in a 10-car accident, and are the at-fault driver, your auto insurance property damage coverage likely isn’t large enough to replace all the ten damaged cars. Additionally, neither is your auto personal liability coverage huge enough to pay for the medical bills of all the victims. Paying for the damages and medical bills out of pocket will ruin you financially. An umbrella insurance policy will pay for the property damage and medical bills that exceed your auto insurance policy coverage.
How the Coverage Works Financially
Let’s say you are an Emmaus, PA resident with a homeowners insurance of $300,000. One day you host a party, and a guest slips, falls, and gets injured, and they decide to sue you. If the court awards them a $1 million settlement, your homeowners’ policy will only pay for $300,000; the remaining $700,000 will come from your savings and future earnings. Suppose you have umbrella insurance worth $1 million with us at Patrick McNealis Insurance and Financial Group. The umbrella policy will pay the $700,000 balance for you, thus protecting your saving and future earnings.
Contact Patrick McNealis Insurance and Financial Group for umbrella insurance assistance.