Why You Need Renters’ Insurance

If you live in a rental of any kind, it’s vital that you get renters’ insurance to help protect you and your belongings. If you’re in a new rental and need renters’ insurance, call us at Smith Insurance Agency of West Virginia in Kingwood, WV for an appointment with an agent.

Your Renters’ Coverage

There are several different parts to a renters’ insurance policy. The one that is perhaps most important is the coverage for all of your possessions. With a renters’ policy, your belongings are covered should they become damaged or destroyed by a calamity or other incident. It’s a good idea to document all of your belongings so that you can prove ownership of the items that need to be covered. 


Another factor in these insurance policies is your liability. A renters’ insurance policy comes with an amount of liability insurance to cover you against accidents and illnesses happening in your home. When a third party gets injured, or becomes sick, in your home, it’s possible for you to be at fault, and this spells expensive lawsuits. Your liability coverage can cover everything from a settlement to legal expenses. 

Cost of Living

Another important part of renters’ insurance is paying for your living expenses if your home becomes destroyed or uninhabitable. Living expenses being paid will allow you to continue your lifestyle after a catastrophe. 

Meeting With an Agent

If you are renting a new place and need renters’ insurance, or you think you may need more insurance than your current policy, contacts us at Smith Insurance Agency of West Virginia in Kingwood, WV to make your appointment. An insurance agent can answer all of your questions and let you know how much you actually need to be insured.