Question #8 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 days!
The primary reason for professional liability coverage is that a typical general liability insurance policy will only respond to a bodily injury, property damage, personal injury or advertising injury claim. Other forms of insurance cover employer’s, public and product liability. However, various professional services can give rise to legal claims without causing any of the specific types of harm covered by such policies. Common claims that professional liability insurance covers are oversight, violation of good faith and fair dealing, and inaccurate advice. While many types of businesses will carry this type of policy, the most common types are: