How umbrella insurance protects your assets

The American dream is to own a home and to accumulate assets. Every generation wants to be more successful than the one before, and as you get more successful, you acquire more assets. Unfortunately, we live in a world where having assets makes you more vulnerable to legal action against you. It could be as the result of a car accident, personal injury, or a business liability case. Auto, home, and commercial insurance all come with liability protection, but is this protection enough to protect your assets? This is a question that the experienced agents at Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services, Nashville, NC can help you to answer. 

Umbrella insurance is what is known as excess liability insurance. It is not a policy you can buy unless you already have a policy with liability coverage. The amount of liability coverage on many policies is pretty basic, and if the amount of assets you have is not basic, umbrella insurance can be the answer. 

Suing has become almost a national pastime. It doesn’t take very much for someone to decide to sue you, especially if they think that you have assets and you can afford it. You have worked hard to get to where you are, and it could all be gone in a heartbeat if you don’t have enough liability insurance. If you are sued and have legal expenses, these can add up pretty quickly as well. Depending on the reason for being sued, your insurance will pay up to the limit of your policy. At this point, an umbrella policy kicks in. Umbrella insurance is usually between one and five million dollars. 

Umbrella insurance is something anyone with assets should consider having. Talking to the team at Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services, Nashville, NC can help you to decide if this inexpensive coverage is right for you. Give our office a call to make an appointment.