If your business requires the use of company vehicles or requires employees to travel for work in their own cars, then you need to secure the protection that only commercial auto insurance can offer. Much like personal car policies, commercial auto insurance offers your staff liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage in the event that they get into an accident while completing business duties. However, just like all insurance policies, your commercial auto policy is subject to certain limitations. In particular, there are certain liability limits that you need to be aware of. Here are some of the commercial auto liability exclusions you need to be wary of.
If you or an employee intentionally caused injury or property damage to a third-party with their vehicle, then this will not qualify for coverage under your commercial auto liability insurance.
Commercial auto liability insurance is designed to cover third-party injuries and damages. This means that this type of insurance will not offer coverage for the injuries that your employees sustain in an auto accident. These issues will be covered under your workers compensation, disability, or government insurance program depending on the specifics of the accident.
If an employee is injured in a commercial auto accident and attempts to sue you for damages, your commercial auto liability insurance will not offer any coverage. Typically, these claims are covered under your employers liability insurance. Please note that there are two exceptions to this exclusion. First, your commercial auto liability insurance will provide coverage for claims made by injured domestic employees who are not eligible for workers compensation benefits. Second, you can secure coverage for liability you have assumed under an insured contract for claims made by injured workers.
These are some of the common commercial auto liability coverage exclusions that you need to be aware of. Do you have additional questions regarding your commercial coverage? If so, then contact the experts at Phocus Insurance in Phoenix, Arizona. We are ready to get you the coverage that you need today.
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