Home Insurance covers far more than just your home.
Don’t let its name fool you. Home Insurance covers much more than your home itself! Liability coverage is one of the most significant pieces of your Home Insurance package. Your liability coverage follows you, whether you’re at home or away.
What is Liability Coverage?
Liability coverage is the part of your package that gives coverage if you injure someone and will provide you with coverage if you damage someone’s property.
Where does my Home Insurance Liability cover me?
Of course, it covers you at home (it is called Home Insurance!). However, as long as you are not driving or doing something for work, liability follows you anywhere in the world.
How much does it cover for me?
Most policies start at 1 million dollars. Keep in mind you can increase that limit for a minimal cost.
What does it cover me for?
Liability Coverage can cover you for a lot of things. Here are a few that we’ve seen.
When you’re playing the perfect round
When you’re aiming for a hole-in-one but accidentally hit the rented golf cart instead, your Liability Coverage can come to the rescue. Their medical costs can be covered if you injure a buddy sitting in the cart. If you damage the cart, the cost of repairs can also be covered. This means you’ll still be able to afford your next round of golf…if you can show your face again.
When you’re on a family vacation
You’re having a siesta on the hammock while your kids are quietly playing. You wake up to find that those little angels have left all the taps running and caused a flood in the hotel. If you’re held legally responsible for those angles, your Liability Coverage can cover the costs of the repairs.
When it’s outside your control
Accidents happen, and that’s why there’s insurance. You may own the sweetest dog ever, but if Rover bites someone because he thinks they’re breaking in, it could be considered your fault. If you’re sued and legally liable for the accident, your Home Insurance Liability Coverage will respond. Keep in mind liability coverage won’t cover you or your household members.
When it’s just your fault
Maybe you didn’t clear your stairs after the recent snow, and your mailman fell. Perhaps you had too many glasses of wine at a friend’s house and ruined a priceless piece of art. If you are held at fault for these things, your Liability Coverage will respond.
We want you, your family, and your home to stay safe. Make sure you fix any potential hazards so that no one gets injured. Be cautious. But if something happens, we’re here for you.
If you live in Alberta or British Columbia and are looking for Home Insurance, we are here to answer any questions you may have about our range of home insurance products and services. Contact us at 1.844.544.4663 and see what makes us Harbord – The Home Insurance People™!