Disadvantages Of Travel Insurance

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Personal liability travel insurance covers third party insurance claims. In other words, this insurance covers cost of damages or loss to someone else’s property that you or a member of your travelling party is personally responsible for. This type of insurance also covers bodily harm caused to someone who is not family or a member of your travelling party. However, intentional harm or negligence to someone is not covered under a personal liability insurance policy. Not all policies offer personal liability protection; therefore, it is imperative that you review different policies to find the one that is right for you. When it comes to travel insurance, first, weigh the risks against the cost. Will it be more expensive to compensate someone…show more content…
Accidents such as a spill that leads to a slip and fall; or your accidental destruction os sporting equipment or burning down of someone’s facility (such as a hotel) can have expensive consequences. Accidents of such natures can have you looking at a lawsuit of 2 million dollars or more. In such instances, travel liability insurance protects you and your assets. Imagine being in a situation where you are faced with a two million dollar lawsuit. AJ learnt early in life that prevention is better than cure. The day he accidentally set fire to the winter lodge he was staying in the Poconos in the US would have been the end of him, if he didn’t have travel liability insurance. The candle that AJ forgot to put out when he went to bed caught the lodge on fire and destroyed not only his cabin, but a few others as well. AJ was faced with a two million dollar suit that his personal liability travel insurance covered. Expenses that AJ faced: Cost for cabins burnt:…show more content…
As was mentioned before, it is good to weigh the risks against the cost when deciding the importance of personal liability travel insurance. Say for example, you are on vacation in the US when the rental car you are driving accidentally knocks a pedestrian over. The car is badly damaged; while the pedestrian is still alive, he is fighting to stay alive. There is a good chance your travel insurance covers such accidents, but can you pay out of pocket a lawsuit that the pedestrian or his family will file, if you do not have liability insurance? Now, if you should be sued while in the US, you are looking at anywhere from $200 to $1000 per hour to hire an attorney. Take a second and now, let’s compare that to the cost of travel insurance with personal liability coverage to the US. A policy for a 2 week trip for a 21 year old or older is only $98.45; less than half the amount for the cheapest lawyer. While most insurance policies offer the same coverage, there are differences in what each insurer will cover and what they will not. When it comes to personal liability, most insurance companies will not cover the following claims arising

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