Personal liability insurance protects your assets in the event that you (or a member of your household) accidentally injure another person or damage someone’s property. It’s known as “third-party insurance,” because it protects you if a third party files a claim against you. Liability insurance will pay for a legal defense in the event of a lawsuit, and pay medical and/or property claims for which you are found legally liable, up to the limits of the policy. Personal liability insurance can be purchased as part of a package policy (such as homeowners, renters, or auto insurance), or as a separate policy (such as a personal umbrella liability policy).
Naturally, no one expects to be sued. But a good personal liability policy can definitely help to protect both your family, and your future.