Liability Insurance Shopping

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by greenman099, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. greenman099

    greenman099 LawnSite Member
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    Shopping around for insurance prices for liability for chemical apps. Anybody recommend a carrier or agent? I'm in Alabama.
    Thanks
     
  2. ALATURF

    ALATURF LawnSite Member
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    Try Woody Dozier at Dozier Ins. Agency 420-3798. He takes care of mine and has been competivly priced.
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    greenman

    Thomco is the Main Nation Wide insurance provider of Pesticide liability. They work with almost every Independent insurance agent. So most any independent insurance agent can write you. BTW I just renewed my insurance for the next year with Thomco.
     
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    farm and family they are a sponsor on this forum
     
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know about carrier...but make darned sure the coverage you take out covers apps INCLUDING Prop Dam coverage for mistakes in application (i.e. round up in a tank of 3way). Ask explicitly then see in writing that you have the proper coverage. Some agents don't know their head from their booty on this.
     
  6. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Good luck finding a carrier that will insure mistakes (negligence) We use Farm Family, they are awesome. However, the specifically EXclude damage caused by mistakes. I am ok with that, why? because we should know better, isnt that why we have a license and training?....and it keeps my insurance premiums down because my carrier is not paying out for every idiots "mistake"

    my 2 cents
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Check with Auto Owners Insurance Co...the name implys they are for autos, but they cover chemical applications.
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  8. Nitroman

    Nitroman LawnSite Member
    from indiana
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    Erie Insurance is great
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe it is called Voluntary Property Damage coverage and it does exist.
    Boy, if I could not cover my butt for that exposure, what the heck do I even have the coverage for anyway? Might want to check with your agent.
     
  10. mike174

    mike174 LawnSite Member
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