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Professional Liability Insurance

At Knight Archer Insurance, we know you work hard for your clients, and we know that sometimes mistakes happen. We offer professional liability insurance that covers you in case a customer claims he or she experienced a financial loss due to a professional mistake, omission, or act of negligence. Talk to one of our customer service specialists to see whether Errors and Omissions Insurance would help ensure the stability and success of your business.

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Professional liability insurance

Professional liability insurance or PLI is an insurance that protects professionals from claims brought by clients for negligence or other reasons. Often, general liability insurance does not cover lawsuits stemming from professional or business practices such as malpractice, carelessness, or misrepresentation. Therefore, professionals in fields that are prone to these types of lawsuits need to purchase professional liability insurance policies to make sure they’re protected.

Errors and omissions insurance

Errors and omissions insurance (E & O insurance), professional liability insurance, or medical malpractice insurance protect you from lawsuits alleging that you made a mistake while providing professional services. This insurance can assist in covering court fees or settlements which might be prohibitively expensive for you or your company to pay on its own.

This insurance covers you and/or your company against allegations of:

  • Omissions
  • Negligence
  • Incorrect advice
  • Misrepresentation
  • Errors in services provided

The insurance is only valid if:

  • The claims occurred during or after the retroactive date
  • It is filed within your extended reporting period or policy period
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Industries that need professional liability insurance

Every company or industry that offers professional services should consider getting professional liability insurance. The following are some examples of firms that may require this coverage:

  • Auditors and accountants
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Real estate agents
  • Professionals in the insurance industry

Before clients agree to patronize your business, they may ask that you have an insurance policy in place. They want to ensure that if your organization fails to fulfill its promises or violates the terms of the contract, they will be compensated.

If a customer requests professional liability insurance, you must present a certificate of insurance that provides evidence of coverage and specifies the policy limitations. 

Why you need professional liability insurance

Professional liability insurance is a critical component of any risk management strategy if you provide a service or make a career from your knowledge. It's the only commercial insurance covering you in the event of a lawsuit stemming from your work performance.

Professional liability insurance covers claims alleging that your error or negligence resulted in a financial loss regardless of guilt. To compare, general liability insurance covers legal proceedings alleging property damage, Bodily injuries, and copyright infringement and other additional exposures but not for your knowledge.

A design miscalculation, for example, could result in a costly disaster for an architect. If a customer fails to meet their earnings target, a business adviser could be held responsible. 

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