How Umbrella Coverage Works to Protect You from Lawsuits

If you’ve ever been threatened with a lawsuit due to an accident on your Wayne, PA property, you understand the importance of umbrella insurance coverage. Umbrella insurance offers extra liability protection against injuries or property damage to others in the home or in auto accidents that are your fault. It also protects you from lawsuits that may arise from these accidents by covering legal and settlement costs.

You can obtain umbrella insurance coverage at The Sirover Agency LLC.   

How Umbrella Insurance Works  

If you’re responsible for an auto or home accident that causes injury or property damage to others, you’re expected to pay for their medical or property damage costs. These expenses are generally covered by your home or auto liability insurance. If these costs extend beyond the limits of your liability coverage, umbrella insurance will help pay the remaining costs. This saves you from having to pay these expenses out of your own pocket. If you’re sued for damages, umbrella insurance helps cover your legal expenses and the cost of the settlement to save you from financial loss.

Umbrella coverage starts when the limits of your home or auto insurance have been exhausted. Let’s say, for example, that you’re sued for an auto accident that causes serious injury to another driver and the settlement is $500,000. Your auto liability coverage will cover your legal expenses and judgment up to the limits of your policy. If your auto liability limits are $200,000, umbrella insurance will pay the remaining $300,000 minus your deductible.  

In addition to injury and property damage cases, umbrella insurance can protect you from lawsuits related to slander, defamation of character, libel, and invasion of privacy.

Contact Us for Umbrella Insurance Coverage

Interested in purchasing umbrella coverage? Contact The Sirover Agency LLC in Wayne, PA today.