A Real Life Asset Protection Story for Doctors to Analyze

A Real Life Asset Protection Story for Doctors to Analyze

Physicians face a wide range of personal and professional risks that we address here in general terms every month.  The following real story* illustrates significant exposures in one doctor’s planning.

Failure to Adequately Insure and Implement Legal Planning

In a case earlier this year, a physician’s spouse was at fault in a car-pedestrian accident. He struck and seriously injured someone walking their dog in the neighborhood and the medical bills and other economic losses incurred by the pedestrian quickly exceeded $500,000, the limits of their automobile liability insurance policy. Ironically, the defendant couple had been insured for a greater amount the year before and had cancelled their $1 million umbrella policy, presumably to save $400 a year.

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