Vero Liability offers Bailees Liability insurance to businesses who own and operate storage facilities for storing third party property. Bailees is the legal name for businesses that store goods that they don't own.
Bailees Liability insurance responds to claims for compensation arising from the unexpected and unintended loss, damage or destruction of third party property whilst in the care, custody and control of the storage operator at an insured location. Under common law, the storage operator is at risk of being held liable for failure to return third party property in good order. The insurance covers liability to the claimant and the costs of defending the claim. Defence costs can be significant and are not always recovered in full from the claimant, whether or not the claim is justified.
Who should consider this product?
- Mini storage operators
- Commercial and industrial storage facilities
- Temperature controlled storage facilities
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