Home insurance: why should you guarantee cover?
In the decades it’s been mandatory for people to insure their vehicles,everyone has accepted the logic of financial responsibility. If you own something, you should be responsible for it and any harm it may cause to others. Yet, for some reason, home owners seem less certain of this principle when they think about whether to insure the place where they live. What they should do is think about how often there are accidents around the home. Most of the time, the damage is limited. Even if you were tempted to think about a claim, you immediately realize the amount involved is less than the deductible. So you absorb the loss and get on with life. Except, of course, there are the thousands of people who are not quite so lucky and the accident is not so minor.
In this there are two possibilities. Let’s match up the auto insurance mandate directly. The law of tort says the owner of property is liable if it causes loss or damage to another. So, just as you have the liability to pay if your bad driving injures someone else, so you are equally liable if someone is injured because of something happening on your land. This may be a visitor who slips and falls, or it may be someone walking along the sidewalk outside who gets hit by a falling branch. No matter how it happens, law suits against you as the owner of the land are expensive to defend even before you get to the potential award of compensation. It makes sense for everyone who may invite people into their home to carry liability cover.
Now we come to the structure itself. It does not matter where you live. It might be a penthouse in New York or a log cabin in a distant forest. You can get hit by lightning or be caught in a wildcat fire. There are always a set of risks that anyone can see could affect your home. No matter whether you own or rent, there are your treasured possessions at risk. If you paid out your own money for title, that money could disappear in a cloud of smoke. Are you so casual with your investments you are prepared to see the value of the home just go? Surely the answer is every home owner should carry home insurance.
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