Michigan personal liability umbrella

What is a Michigan Personal Umbrella Policy

A Michigan Personal liability Umbrella will protect you from significant claims and lawsuits.  If someone sues you, having this extra protection can further protect your assets. 

These days people are filing more lawsuits, not just against big corporations, but also against people like you and me. At any time, you could be involved in a car or boating accident, or have someone become injured on your property.  These accidents could result in litigation against you seeking thousands or even millions of dollars.

Even though your primary insurance policies, such as Auto, Homeowners, Boat owners, etc., may provide substantial liability insurance coverage, it may not be enough. A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy provides additional amounts of liability coverage at an affordable price.

What is a Michigan personal liability umbrella policy?

A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy provides additional layers of liability coverage over the liability coverage of your underlying policies. Personal umbrella coverage amounts typically begin at one million dollars of coverage. 

Here’s an example of how an umbrella policy could work: Let’s say your car is insured for liability with limits of $250,000 per person. You pull into an intersection, striking another vehicle and severely injure the other driver. This insured person sues you and the judgment against you totals $800,000. Your auto policy will pay the first $250,000, but an umbrella policy would respond for the next $550,000.

Also, an umbrella policy insures against types of losses for which there is no coverage in the underlying policy. Examples of such damage include libel, slander, and defamation of character. 

Why do you need a Michigan personal liability umbrella policy?

The value of a personal liability umbrella policy is to provide higher amounts of liability coverage for an affordable premium. It can help protect the financial assets of your household when you need it most and can bring confidence knowing that you have the coverage required to help protect your family.

If your Michigan assets are not adequately protected against lawsuits, visit our Michigan insurance agent to see what liability coverage would be right for you and your family.