What Are These Insurances
These insurances could be of two types, which are – ‘before the event’ and ‘after the event’ insurance. Here, the ‘event’ refers to the action or activity which brings legal actions. Most of the legal firms offer before the event insurance, though in some countries both options are available. In the United States of America, this insurance is called as ‘Pre-paid Legal Services.’ The insurance caters various professional sectors including medical practitioners, consultants, supervisory officers, agents and brokers etc.
The insurance company will cover your legal expenses. Whatever legal issues you may have, whether someone has sued you or you have sued someone, then the legal insurances would cover your expenses. Though some companies cover your expenses if you are already a client of them, some companies also offer expenses for previous legal issues. This applies for both companies and individuals. In joint business ventures, when partnerships does not go well partners often sue each others. Some legal companies take these responsibilities of legal issues and will help you if you are in the wrong end.
For Individual Business Owners
In the case of sole business owners, the insurances could help you too. If you are facing legal problems from rival companies or your customers have filed cases against you, the legal protection insurances would cover your expenses. The companies will cover your lawyer fees too. Though the companies will provide you with their suggested list of lawyers, you could choose your preferred lawyer if you think they will not be able to cover your case professionally. Some of the insurance companies provide further coverage if their clients choose the lawyers from their provided list.
The insurance will also cover plenty of other issues such as drafting wills, filing divorce, civil matters, criminal matters, personal injury and disciplinary hearings etc. It should be noted that this coverage varies from one company to another. The company will provide the complete list of coverage to their clients upon request. Choosing a company wisely will bring coverage for most of the potential legal issues ordinary people may face. These kinds of insurances are also applicable for those who are already losing property and/or money. The risk of processing the legal issues all by themselves is overwhelming as it pushes people towards the losing end. Getting these insurances and the legal protections will ensure the clients about getting the necessary help in proper way.