Why You Need Business Liability Insurance
Your business liability insurance will safeguard your personal finances, as well as protect your business. Without this insurance, your business could be lost. You may be the only employee of your business, or you may have thousands of employees. It is equally important for any type or size business to carry liability insurance.
Although none of us like to think about it, it’s important to realize the possibility of accidents. After all, all you have to do is pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV to see that they are a regular occurrence. Without business liability insurance business owner will be responsible for any accidents that occur. This could mean financial disaster both personally and for the business.
Imagine something as simple as having a customer spill a small amount of liquid on the floor of your store. Perhaps the customer doesn’t realize that they have spilled, or are unaware of how serious a situation can be created by this. The customer leaves the store without telling you that the floor is wet. The next customer comes into the store not knowing that there is a wet spot, walks straight across it, slips, falls, and cannot get up. Because it is their floor, the store is responsible. Without business liability insurance, the stores also is financially responsible.
All of the costs associated with the situation will be very high. From the cost of an ambulance, medical assistance, hospital stays, lost time from work, the list goes on and on. Needless to say this will be quite an expensive endeavor. Because this store is properly insured, this will not become the owners expense.
Both people who offer private services, and those operating large corporations, will certainly need to carry business liability insurance. Without it, most of these businesses would not last for very long.
Before you are either considering opening a business, or already have one, be certain to obtain proper business liability insurance.
Every company needs a business liability insurance policy to cover those unforeseen accidents and incidents where the company is legally liable. A business general liability insurance policy should be part of every company’s insurance portfolio as it is basic business insurance coverage.