One of the key concepts of liability coverage is that it is comprehensive in nature.  What this means is that the policy (insuring agreement) covers all hazards within the scope of the insuring agreement that are not otherwise excluded.  It is likewise comprehensive in that it provides automatic coverage for new locations and activities of your business, which come about after policy inception and throughout the policy term.  Commercial General Liability (CGL) is the standard commercial liability policy used to insure businesses.

There are three primary coverage sections that make up a CGL policy: premises liability, products liability and completed operationsPremises liability covers liability for accidental injury or property damage that results from either a condition on your premises or your operations in progress, whether on or away from your premises.  A products liability hazard exists for any business that manufactures, sells, handles, or distributes goods or products.  The hazard being the potential liability for bodily injury or property damage that arises out of your goods or products.  Completed operations covers your potential liability for bodily injury or property damage that arises out of your completed work.  The major exclusions under a CGL policy include: intentional injury; insured contracts; liquor liability; workers compensation and employers liability; pollution; aircraft; automobile; watercraft; mobile equipment; war; care, custody, and control; damage to your work; impaired property; sistership liability; and failure to perform.  It is always important to read and understand all coverage exclusions; however, it is particularly critical in a liability policy.