As a business owner, you are likely aware that you need a solid business owner’s policy. Another good type of coverage to have is a liability. General liability may be able to cover accidents on your property, but don’t stop there. Professional liability insurance can cover legal issues that occur when clients suffer negative effects from the advice or services you offer.
There are several ways that clients can lose money or suffer other damages as a result of the actions of your company. Professional liability insurance provided by Axis may cover some of the legal costs associated with various allegations:
- Good faith breaches
- Faulty advice
Professional liability not only protects your corporate assets but also your personal ones. By covering legal fees and possible damages awarded to the plaintiff, it protects you from having to dip into personal savings or take out a second mortgage on your home to pay these expenses.
When you are sued, that process can negatively affect your company’s reputation. With professional liability coverage, you can handle your legal problems more efficiently, protecting your company’s name in the process.
Having a great BOP is an essential expense, but adequate liability coverage can be just as important. When legal issues arise, you will likely be glad you have it.