Renters insurance includes three important types of financial protection:
§ Coverage for Personal Possessions
§ Liability Protection
§ Additional Living Expenses
Consider the following to help you choose the right coverage when you are shopping around for renters insurance.
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B. Liability Protection
1. Do I have enough liability insurance in the event someone sues me?
Renters insurance provides liability protection that covers you against lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage done by you, your family members and even your pets. This coverage pays for both the cost of defending you in court and court awards—up to the limit of your policy. Most standard renters insurance policies will generally provide at least $100,000 of liability coverage, but additional amounts are available. Consider whether the amount of liability coverage provided by your policy is sufficient to protect your assets.
Did you know you also have no-fault medical coverage as part of the liability protection provided by your renters policy? This coverage is only for injuries sustained by others and is not a substitute for your own health insurance. Medical payments coverage allows someone who gets injured on your property to simply submit his or her medical bills directly to your insurance company so the bills can be paid without resorting to a lawsuit. Most policies include about $1,000 to $5,000 worth of this coverage.