Earthquake coverage? Probably not in your policy

The VLW Blog header image 2


August 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Insurance

Homeowners are likely on their own to pay for damage from Tuesday’s earthquake.

A number of Louisa County residents – some whose homes suffered more than $10,000 worth of damage – learned this the hard way, The Free Lance-Star reports.

While most home and business insurance policies cover fire and water damage, coverage for earth movement damage is usually not included. Many insurance companies offer an earth-movement rider for existing insurance policies, but because earthquakes aren’t common on the East Coast, few people sign up.

Unlike homes, automobiles are usually covered for earthquake damage under the comprehensive portion of vehicle insurance.


About Charlotteville Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury attorney helping people injured in automobile, truck or mortorcycle accidents.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s