Understanding Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH Coverage)

May 9, 2024 by Taylor Thompson Claims, Warranty Information 0

Accidental Damage from Handling, commonly referred to as ADH, is a specific type of damage that can occur to electronic devices, appliances, or other items due to unintentional mishandling. While many people are familiar with standard warranties that cover defects in materials or workmanship, ADH coverage goes a step further to protect against the everyday accidents and mishaps that can occur with regular use.

What Does ADH Cover?
ADH coverage typically includes damage caused by:

  • Drops
  • Falls
  • Liquid spills
  • Liquid submersion
  •  Accidental breakage resulting in:
    • Cracked screens or broken displays
    • Water damage
    • Failure
      • The definition of failure in the context of ADH coverage refers to the inability of the device to function properly as a result of the covered accidental damage.
      • For instance, a device may fail to turn on, experience issues with its display or touchscreen, or suffer from other malfunctions directly related to the accidental damage incurred.


What Does ADH NOT Cover?

Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) coverage is designed to protect against a range of mishaps, but it's essential to understand what it typically does not cover. Here's a simplified overview:

Including but not limited to:

  • Cosmetic damage
  • Neglect, abuse, vandalism, theft, or mysterious disappearance
  • Using the product in conditions outside manufacturer specifications
  • Non-failure problems like noises or squeaks
  • Rust, corrosion, warping, and animal infestation
  • Environmental Disasters
  • Damage to recording media or data storage devices
  • Damage from extreme temperatures

Remember to review your policy carefully to understand the specific exclusions and limitations of your ADH coverage.


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Why is ADH Coverage Important?

While standard warranties may offer protection against defects, they often do not cover accidental damage. ADH coverage fills this gap, providing peace of mind for consumers who want to protect their investment from the unexpected.

Whether it's a dropped smartphone, a spilled cup of coffee on a laptop, or a cracked tablet screen, ADH coverage ensures that you won’t be left with a hefty repair or replacement bill.

What are the benefits of ADH Coverage?

Here are some key benefits of choosing protection plans with ADH coverage:

  • Affordable Repairs and Replacements: With ADH coverage, you can save significantly on repair or replacement costs for accidental damages.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your devices and appliances are protected against accidental damage allows you to use them with confidence, knowing that you’re covered in case of mishaps.

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In Conclusion
Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) coverage is an essential add-on to standard warranties, offering protection against the unexpected accidents and mishaps that can occur with everyday use.

By safeguarding against drops, falls, liquid spills, and other common incidents, ADH coverage ensures that owners can use their products with greater peace of mind, knowing that they are financially protected in the event of unforeseen damage.

This additional layer of security not only extends the lifespan of devices but also minimizes the financial burden associated with repairs or replacements, ultimately enhancing the overall ownership experience.