While we like to think that guests to our home will have enough respect in the event of an accident not to involve lawyers, that’s unfortunately not always the case. In the event of a lawsuit concerning an incident involving your property, you’ll want to ensure that you have liability insurance. Luckily, All American Insurance includes liability insurance as a component of its Tulsa home insurance policy. Of course, despite being a typical component of insurance policies, most people still don’t really know what liability insurance covers. With that in mind, here’s a look at what liability coverage does and how it can protect you and your family from an unexpected situation.
If a visitor suffers an injury at your home that requires going to a hospital, then liability coverage can help take care of those medical bills so that you’re not held liable. It’s worth mentioning that liability coverage can be brought in even if the person has health insurance. If the fault is determined to lie with you, then their health insurance won’t be held liable for the costs.
Aside from actual medical bills, you might be held liable for “pain and suffering” as well. While pain and suffering are difficult to quantify, wages are not, and you might be held accountable for them as well.
If an accident is particularly serious and leads to the death of someone, you might be held accountable for the associated costs. This includes death benefits and other legal costs.
Interestingly, liability coverage can also come into effect for situations where you’re not even at your home. Such cases might involve an incident at a hotel lobby, or unintentional damage caused to specific types of property. In order to fully determine what your liability coverage actually takes care of, you’ll want to look at your policy closely yourself.
As with most forms of insurance, liability coverage is designed to handle situations that people typically don’t want to even consider thinking about. It’s an unfortunate reality though that these situations do come up, and they can have disastrous effects if you don’t already have the proper coverage plans in place. It’s for this reason that you should strongly consider seeking out a Tulsa home insurance plan that includes liability coverage.