Everyone makes mistakes, and unintentional accidents in your business may lead to injuries that can be physical, financial, or psychological. Anyone who comes in contact with you or your employees can file a claim or lawsuit against you for many reasons, from funds needed for ongoing medical attention to unfulfilled promises stated in a business contract.
Business Liability insurance helps your business stand strong through challenging situations by covering the associated cost of legal defense and legal damages you are obligated to pay, up to the policy limits selected.
Your unique business faces a wide range of unpredictability, and Business Liability insurance can help businesses mitigate potentially devastating lawsuits. Coverage examples include:
A customer at the store you own trips over a fixture and sustains a significant injury from the fall. Bills for the hospital visits are submitted to you for payment. Business Liability Insurance can cover these charges, as well as the business owner, should he be sued by the customer for negligence.
The deck you built a year ago was flawed, causing a new building owner fiscal disaster. A legal notice appears in the mail informing you of a lawsuit. The case goes to court and your former client wins. Business Liability insurance can handle the defense costs and, if it comes to it, the legal damages for which the policyholder is responsible.
You don't know why or how, but your computer system has been hacked. And now all your confidential business and customer data could be online, free to trade and impersonate. The least of your worries is finding the source of the data breach and repairing exposed computers. Your focus is now on damage control and possibly recovering stolen data. Fortunately, your Cyber Liability insurance coverage can help provide you with legal and forensic assistance, as well as free data security risk management services for your customers.
If you've been in business for a few years or operate in an industry with high turnover rates, you've likely hired many employees, whether temporary or full-time. The truth of the matter is that any of these employees can bring legal action against your business at any time. Employment Practices Liability insurance can help cover your business entity, directors, officers and employees if you are accused of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and other employment-related offenses.