Having adequate car insurance limits is serious business.
If you are ever involved in an accident, and found to be at-fault for someone else's bodily injuries, you could literally lose everything if you're not properly insured.
You don't have to be a millionaire to be sued.
What a lot of people don't realize is, having great insurance coverage doesn't necessarily mean having higher insurance premiums.
No two insurance contracts are the same, and while two policies side-by-side might look the same, the fine print behind the cover page can vary from company to company. This means that you need someone who understands policy contracts, like us, to sort through the exclusions and conditions for you, so you can rest easy knowing that you have the best possible coverage at the best price.
Important Auto Insurance Coverages
When you browse through your policy, you may see certain coverages and wonder exactly what they are, and why you have them on your policy.
Let us clarify a few of the more important ones for you:
Collision Coverage — This is the part of your policy that covers your car in the event you damage the car itself somehow, as a result of an accident with a fixed or moving object like another car, a curb, a house, a guard rail, etc.
Comprehensive Coverage — This coverage also protects your car, but in the event that something else damages your car, that is not a fixed, or moving object. For example, theft, a rock that cracks your windshield while you're driving on the highway, an animal you might hit, and so on.
Property Damage — Suppose you damage someones car in an accident, or a guard rail, house, or some other property that belongs to someone else. This is the part of your policy that compensates the other person for that damage.
Bodily Injury Liability — This coverage protects your financial interest in the event you injure another party in an accident. This is the part of your policy that pays that other party for their medical bills and related expenses. Due to the high cost of medical care, it's dangerous to carry liability limits that are too low. This is something we can help you decide on.
Un-insured & Under-insured Liability — This coverage pays you, in the event that you are injured by another party, and that other party was either unidentified, or they weren't carrying a high enough limit of Bodily Injury Liability to cover your expenses. This is also a very important part of your auto policy because you have zero control over how much insurance other people are driving around with.