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Best Price Excess Liability Insurance in Bakersfield, California

Excess Liability provides additional liability limits in $1,000,000 increments over underlying policies, such as general liability and commercial auto. Extra liability requirements are expected when working on commercial or high-value residential projects.

An example: While working on a home worth $1,500,000 you unintentionally cause the house to burn down. Your existing general liability policy will only pay $1,000,000 for any single loss, therefore you will be stuck owing the remaining $500,000!

When Do You Need Excess Liability Insurance?

  • Contractual requirements specify higher liability limits than what is offered by your General Liability and Commercial Auto alone.
  • You are working on projects with values greater than $1,000,000.
  • Excess Liability insurance is a type of policy that provides limits that exceed the underlying liability policy. It does not broaden the stated coverage but will offer higher limits on the original policy. The primary purpose of Excess Liability insurance is to add layer of protection in case the underlying insurance is exhausted of all possible resources.

Protecting your business means defending yourself against the fiscal risk of lawsuits and claims. For many businesses, one single lawsuit could be financially disastrous. Commercial property insurance protects your business assets and keeps your business running.

Typical Excess Liability Coverage for Contractors

Excess Liability

Limits (* See note below)
$1,000,000
Notes
  1. Excess Liability should be added to the policy is the insured perform “Hot Work” applications on structures with value more than $1M.

What is covered?

  • Covered Losses above the first $1,000,000 of the underlying policy.
  • Types of policies that you can write over, General Liability and Commercial Auto
  • The First Layer of coverage begins at $1,000,000. Once the underlying policy has paid out its limits, the excess policy will start to pay this claim over $1,000,000. This policy will not respond to claims within the first $1,000,000 of the underlying policy.

What is not covered?

  • The first $1,000,000 in coverage. Your GL coverage is responsible to cover the first $1,000,000 of the claim.
  • Any gaps within the underlying policy, sub-limits below the $1,000,000 will not drop down to the sublimit or broaden coverage, but will follow the coverage of the underlying policy.
  • Legal defence liability, the underlying policy defence must be outside the limits of liability; the excess liability will only pay the indemnity cost above the first $1,000,000, excluding defence.

The Best Excess Liability Insurance to get you on the job safely in Bakersfield, California

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Why us

Many contracting insurance brokers have business diplomas and briefcases - they might understand the stats, however they don't have the facts. When you select Pascal Burke Insurance Brokerage, Inc., you're drawing from decades of experience in the building and construction industry. Having been in the field ourselves, we know your insurance needs like the back of our hands - hands that are still calloused from the work you do everyday. Some things just can't be taught - they must be lived. So, if you want insurance coverage brokers who'll treat your company as they would their own, we're the ones for you. Let's build something.

About us

In 1974, our founder and president Pascal Burke began his career in construction as an architect’s apprentice, but his heart was in building so he joined a large concrete company, building parking structures and sports stadiums, After a few years he began his own construction company specializing in parking structures until 2005, he then joined the board of directors of an insurance company that specialized in contractors general liability. After 4 years, he began Pascal Burke Insurance Brokerage, Inc. Since this beginning we have specialized in contractors’ insurance and are licensed in over 40 states. We truly know contractors from the ground up!

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