(a) How might Victor and Maria more fully protect themselves through their homeowner’s and automobile insurance policies?
(b) What additional benefits would they receive in buying an umbrella liability policy?
Victor and Maria’s next-door neighbor, Jasmine Saunders, was recently sued over an automobile accident and eventually was held liable for $437,000 in damages. Jasmine’s automobile policy limits were 100/300/50. Because of the shortfall, she had to sell her house and move into an apartment. Victor and Maria are now concerned that a similar tragedy might potentially befall them. They have a homeowner’s policy with $100,000 in comprehensive personal liability coverage and an automobile policy with 50/100/25 limits, and Maria has a small ($100,000) professional liability policy for her work as a medical records assistant.