The Insurance Policy You Need to Know About
Susan is a business entrepreneur that has dreamed her entire life about having her own coffee and brunch spot.
After saving little by little for years, she finally opens The Cozy Cafe. The restaurant is a success and recently celebrated its second anniversary. Susan continues to invest all her time and money into making sure her business will thrive.
One day, Susan receives a terrible call in the middle of the night; The Cozy Cafe is on fire! She arrives minutes later to witness her beloved restaurant engulfed in flames. Her refrigerator had caused the sudden electrical fire, and the overhead sprinklers that were supposed to kick in never activated. On top of that, the hardware store next door also faces significant damage, as a display of paint buckets quickly multiplied the damage before the fire department was able to extinguish the fire. In minutes, Susan’s dream has been burned away to nothing.
After enduring a stressful 11-month legal battle, Susan now faces a $3 million settlement for the extensive damage that occurred to the neighboring hardware store, as well as the sky high legal attorney fees incurred.
Everything that Susan had worked years to achieve is suddenly gone. Susan has many sleepless nights ahead as she wonders how she will pay off the settlement in the years to come.
Susan’s situation is very unfortunate, but an unexpected lawsuit can easily occur to any business owner.
Commercial Umbrella Insurance provides an additional layer of insurance, and goes into effect after the liability limits of your other commercial policies are exhausted.
We highlighted the aftermath of a commercial fire in our example, but it can be applied in a variety of situations. A commercial umbrella is a form of liability insurance and offers additional coverage for claims (i.e slip and fall injuries; lawsuits involving car accidents, workers’ compensation, third-party property damage).
Let our experts help you look into commercial umbrella insurance solutions and customize a plan that’s right for your concerns. Fill out this form or call us at 800.543.7978 to find out more about the best umbrella insurance solution for you. Please note that we are not currently writing standalone umbrella policies. If you are interested in general liability coverage AND an umbrella policy, please complete the form below.