Most people don’t give much thought to their property insurance policy until a weather emergency, fire, or other type of incident causes damage and they need to make a claim. In fact, nearly 60 percent of 1,000 homeowners surveyed by Insurance.com didn’t know what replacement value meant. An additional 50 percent couldn’t describe what their policy covered and almost 25 percent didn’t know the dollar value of their property insurance policy.
This lack of knowledge can cause confusion, frustration, and unnecessary delays when it comes time to file a claim. It also means that many homeowners have inadequate insurance coverage and could be out thousands of dollars when they experience some type of property damage.
The homeowner’s liability portion of your property insurance policy covers the expenses another person incurs when sustaining an injury on your property. It usually covers damage that you caused to someone else’s property as well. Having an adequate amount of liability coverage is especially important if someone files a personal injury lawsuit against you. It would cover your attorney’s fees as well as pay out the claim to the injured party. As a lawsuit can become costly in a hurry, it’s to your advantage to select the highest amount of liability coverage available.
You’re not alone if you feel confused and overwhelmed by insurance requirements when you purchase your first house. It’s best to take your time and contact several companies to compare cost and coverage limits before choosing the best one to meet your needs. In addition to liability coverage, here are some terms to look for when comparing policies:
You should understand each point of coverage the policy offers as well as the maximum dollar amount you can claim against it. As an insurance broker representing over 100 carriers, Alliance is happy to provide you with multiple options that best meet your needs and your budget.
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