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17 Common Questions Asked by Homeowners About Insurance – # 8

By June 2, 2016May 21st, 2020Insurance

Liability Insurance

If a fire, flood, hurricane, or some other natural disaster were to destroy or damage your home, would you have the right insurance coverage to rebuild your house?

These series of posts are based on the questions consumers most frequently ask, explains what is covered in a standard homeowners policy and what is not. Where gaps in coverage exist, it tells you how to fill them.

To simplify explanations, we assume that you have a policy known as Homeowners-3 (HO-3), the most common homeowner’s policy in the United States. Find out what type of homeowners policy you have. If you have a different policy, you should review your options in question #17.

Question # 8: A neighbor slips on my sidewalk or falls down my porch steps and threatens to take me to court for damages. Does my policy protect me?
Answer: Yes. The policy will pay for damages, if a fall or other accident on your property is the result of your negligence. It will also pay for the legal costs of defending you against a claim. Also, the medical payments part of your homeowners policy will cover medical expenses, if a neighbor or guest is injured on your property. You should check to see how much liability protection you have. Because lawsuit have become commonplace, our office standard is to recommend a minimum limit of $300,000 for our clients

Okay, our next post of common questions asked will be  Question # 9: A tree falls and damages my roof during a storm. Am I covered?

A current concern if you have enough protection for your home – call us.