Liability insurance also known as Commercial insurance protects you in the event you are sued for claims that come within the coverage of your liability insurance policy. If you are a small business owner, there are many reasons why you should learn more about what commercial insurance means to you.
What does Liability Insurance Cover?
The insurance you choose depends upon the details of your business. Some people choose professional liability insurance some choose general liability insurance and many select both.
- General liability insurance - also known as Commercial General Liability (CGL) protects your business from another person or business's claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs and damage to property. Some examples of what could be covered are below:
- Bodily injury - A personal trainer is working with a client in their home. The client trips over the trainer’s gym bag and falls, breaking their wrist. The trainer’s general liability insurance policy could cover the client’s medical costs, including any lost wages, that result from the injury.
- Property damage and data loss - An IT consultant is working in a client’s office when they spill coffee on the server. The machine is damaged beyond repair and valuable data is lost. The consultant’s general liability insurance policy could cover the cost to replace the server and recover the data.
- Personal injury - A business consultant is overheard talking about a client in a false and unflattering way. The client finds out about the conversation and sues for slander. The consultant’s general liability policy could cover defense costs as well as any settlement or judgment.
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1538 Route 9 North
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