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What is Product Liability Insurance? in Seneca and Clemson, SC

As the owner of a business, you are liable for any products you manufacture or sell—and if somebody is hurt as a result of using the product, you may be at fault for the incident.

When you ask for coverage from our agency, we will determine the likelihood of a lawsuit being brought against you as a result of one of your products being used. Our experts can identify the risks associated with your products or services and appropriately scale a policy to cover those risks. We can also offer advice on how to make your products less prone to risk. This may involve modifying your product, packaging it differently, or changing any instructions and warnings included with the product. When done well, these precautions can help reduce the company's liability and stop customers from using the product in an unsafe way.

Do I need Product Liability Insurance?

If your company manufactures or sells any kind of product, it is strongly recommended that you have some form of liability coverage. Even products that are widely regarded as 'safe' can malfunction in a way that causes harm to the user, and defending against a lawsuit is usually expensive enough that many companies (and claimants) prefer to simply settle out of court. Product liability insurance can reimburse you for expenses (including defense costs and settlements) that occurred during this process.

Product liability cases that go to court are among the most expensive forms of personal injury cases, and as of 2013 these cases had an average payout of more than $6 million. All companies that obtain this type of coverage are encouraged to have a policy limit higher than the median payout—anything less makes it likely that your company will suffer significant losses if a jury decides against you.

Don't forget to talk to your agent on a regular basis as your business continues to grow. Larger businesses often face larger risks than smaller ones (including, among other things, increased exposure as a result of having more customers who could potentially file a lawsuit). A plan that suffices for a small company may not be enough to protect a large one.

What does Product Liability Insurance Cover?

Product liability insurance mainly covers the legal obligations of a company. This may include payments like:

  • Court fees
  • Legal defense costs
  • Personal injury awards
  • Out-of-court settlements
  • Miscellaneous fees that may occur during any of the above

If you feel any of these forms of coverage are missing from your policy, or if you are starting a business and need product liability coverage, speak to a Chudyk Financial Services and Insurance Group agent or request a quote today.

 

1. Ross, Kenneth. "The Role of Product Instructions in Product Liability Prevention." In Compliance. April 30, 2015. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://incompliancemag.com/article/the-role-of-product-instructions-in-product-liability-prevention/.

2. "Settle Your Personal Injury Claim." AllLaw.com. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.alllaw.com/resources/personal-injury/settle-your-personal-injury-claim.

3. "Product Liability." III. Accessed April 18, 2016. http://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/product-liability.

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Chudyk Financial Services and Insurance

916 East North First Street
Seneca, SC 29678
Main office: 864-606-3589
Fax: 864-882-1045

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Testimonials

I have been with Nationwide since I was in my 20's and I have been well pleased with every aspect. I look forward to many more years to come.

kdrhodes
Very pleased with my service. Great customer service, easy to work with, overall a great experience!

MVance
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David and his staff have been great in assisting in every way! Always available and very knowledgeable about any situation.

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SCGirl
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I have been with Nationwide since 1998. With David Chudyk for many years since my original agent retired. I have been extremely happy with this agent and his staff. They are very nice, professional and always help me any way they can. Customer for life.

Sheryl2112
David researched an insurance question for me and provided a thorough answer. When I responded with an additional question, David politely instructed me where to find that information in the material he had already provided. Quite kind and patient and clearly knew what I needed. In addition, he was able to respond at a time that was definitely beyond the bounds of the normal business day. Thanks . . .

henryj
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Anonymous
My husband recently had some issues, as a result of an error with the Virginia Dept of Motor Vehicles. The issue was clearly their fault. My husband showed up at David Chudyk's office after hours and Mr. Chudyk opened the office back up to help him. It took over 3 weeks to have the issue resolved, but Mr. Chudyk and his staff faxed, refaxed and refaxed again the paperwork that they needed as well as made numerous phone calls. I appreciate David Chudyk and his staff for helping my husband straighten this issue out. I feel that they went above and beyond for us.

jagibson
During an exhausting search for a better price with my clients insurance for Business and personal. I was extremely aware that David was not only considerate but helpful in guiding me to the right coverage at the best possible pricing.. He has went beyond any other agent in my past 25 years has done to ensure that this office and my clients personal coverage was not only what the required but what they needed. In a world of law suits coming for all directions having someone to guide you in what is necessary is what I call above the bar service. Also I am in Cashiers NC and he had no problem servicing our needs from his Seneca SC business office. I plan to let everyone know what an excellent individual / company he is to work with! Again. Thank You David and staff.

Rice
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Evan
I have worked with David over the last year. He has shown me that his main goal is to provide excellent service and adequate coverage to his clients. Recently, I spoke with a current customer of David's who spoke very highly of David's consultative selling approach. In fact, he said that he knows David will always take care of him and make sure he has all the coverages he needs, no more and no less.

Anonymous
David and staff are always responsive to my requests for information and policy changes. My preferred channels of communication are email, phone, and text message, but usually not an office visit. The Chudyk agency has always responded to my requests and needs in a timely manner regardless of which method of communication I use to contact them. Thus far, my experience with Nationwide and the Chudyk Agency have been positive.

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