I AM BEING SUED FOR SLANDER AT A PUBLIC PLACE CAN MY HOMEOWNERS COVER ME OR PART OF MY UMBRELLA POLICY? IN PA

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Insurance Question from Bratton, PA

Asked on 10/17/2012

I AM BEING SUED FOR SLANDER AT A PUBLIC PLACE CAN MY HOMEOWNERS COVER ME OR PART OF MY UMBRELLA POLICY? IN PA NULL

Answer given on October 22, 2012

Under the homeowner insurance policy there are some companies which include libel and slander as a part of the policy. Other companies have an endorsement that you can add to the policy for a small charge. This is known as personal injury.Another option is to purchase a personal excess liability policy, also known as an umbrella policy. This policy will include libel and slander as a part of the personal injury endorsement.Contact your agent or broker and ask if you have the personal injury endorsement on your homeowner policy. If so, submit a claim through your insurance company. If you also have an excess liability policy, they should be notified as they may become involved in the suit, depending upon the amount of suit and/or settlement for the claim. If you have received paperwork as a part of the suit, you will need to send a copy to your agent or company. The adjuster will work with you as well as the legal department for your insurance company.


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