Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for lawyers in North Carolina.
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. Commonly purchased by lawyers in North Carolina, general liability insurance can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries.
State law in North Carolina requires every small business with three or more employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance, which covers medical bills for work injuries. Businesses that own a vehicle must purchase commercial auto insurance and meet state requirements for auto liability coverage.
North Carolina lawyers most often buy these insurance policies. You may need some or all of these policies depending on the specifics of your business, such as the number of employees and requirements outlined in contracts and leases.
A small law firm might qualify for a business owner’s policy. This package helps your business save money by bundling commercial property insurance with general liability insurance at an affordable rate.
General liability insurance is the foundation of a lawyer’s business protection, with coverage that extends to client injuries, client property damage, and advertising injuries. Most commercial leases require you to have this coverage.
If you own a law firm in North Carolina that has three or more employees, you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Otherwise, the coverage is optional.
It's always a good idea to carry workers' comp. If you slip and break an arm in your office, or develop carpal tunnel syndrome after years of working on a computer, you could turn to your workers’ comp policy to help pay your medical bills and lost wages.
The typical lawyer in North Carolina can expect to pay close to the national median premiums for business insurance, according to Insureon's customer data.
For example, the median annual cost of general liability insurance for a lawyer in North Carolina is $775, more than the national median of $633. On the other hand, North Carolina lawyers can expect a median annual premium of $950 for a business owner’s policy, slightly less than the national median of $1,000.
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