It’s common to assume that a tragic accident won’t happen to you. Unfortunately, hoping something won’t happen isn’t an effective means of protecting against the unexpected. Just one accident can wipe out your savings and assets. It's impossible to predict the amount that could be awarded to the winner of a lawsuit resulting from an auto collision or an accident on your property. Purchasing a personal umbrella policy is one simple way that individuals or families can protect against the devastating financial impact of an unforeseen event.