Learn about business insurance requirements and the most common policies for lawyers in Texas.
Which policies are required for lawyers in Texas?
If you have a commercial lease, your property manager may require you to purchase general liability insurance. Commonly purchased by lawyers in Texas, general liability insurance can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as client property damage and injuries.
State law in Texas doesn’t require any businesses to provide workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee is injured, however, this insurance will help your business cover medical bills and lost wages.
Note: Insureon cannot provide quotes for professional liability insurance for lawyers, also called malpractice insurance.
What are the most common policies for a Texas lawyer?
The most common policies for lawyers in Texas vary depending on revenue, client contracts, partnerships, and other factors.
General liability insurance
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.
Business owner's policy (BOP)
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.
Texas workers' compensation
If you own a law firm in Texas, you are not required to carry workers’ compensation coverage – no matter how many employees you have. Workers’ comp will, however, help you pay the medical bills and lost wages of an injured employee, often saving a business money in the long run.
Cyber liability insurance
Cyber liability insurance can help lawyers survive data breaches and cyberattacks. This policy can help pay for client notification costs, credit monitoring services, and other related expenses.
What do lawyers in Texas pay for business insurance?
According to an analysis of Insureon applications, the typical lawyer in Texas can expect to pay close to the national median premiums for business insurance.
For example, the median annual cost of a business owner’s policy for a lawyer in Texas is $1,000, exactly the national median. On the other hand, the median annual premium for workers’ compensation insurance for Texas lawyers is $821, much less than the national median of $1,054.
Save time and money with Insureon
Insureon’s industry-leading technology helps lawyers in Texas save time and money shopping for insurance by comparing policies from top U.S. carriers. Start a free online application to review quotes for the policies that best fit your business. Our insurance agents are licensed in Texas and can answer your questions as you consider coverage.
To make the application go quicker, have this information ready:
- Workforce details, such as the number and types of employees
- Current and projected revenue
- Business partnerships
- Insurance history and prior claims
- Commercial lease insurance requirements
Apply for free insurance quotes for lawyers today.