What is liability coverage and how much should I have?

Liability coverage is an essential part of your insurance policy that protects you in case of injury or damage to others. Here is an overview of the different types of liability coverage:

  • Bodily Injury Liability: This coverage helps pay for medical expenses if you cause an accident that injures someone else. It also offers legal protection in case of a lawsuit, up to the limit stated in your policy.
  • Property Damage Liability: f you damage someone else’s property, such as their car or mailbox, this coverage helps cover the costs of repairs or replacements, up to the limit stated in your policy.
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP): PIP coverage assists in covering medical expenses and related costs if you or your passengers are injured in an accident. Even if you are not at fault, you may need to open a claim with us for medical expenses covered by your PIP coverage.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist: This coverage protects you if you’re in an accident with a driver who doesn’t have insurance or has insufficient coverage to pay for the damages.
  • Collision Coverage: If your vehicle is damaged in a collision with another vehicle or object, collision coverage helps pay for repairs or replacement.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: This coverage pays for the repair or replacement of your vehicle if it’s damaged by something other than a collision, such as theft or vandalism.

It is important to note that the coverage limit sets a maximum amount that can be paid, but it does not guarantee full payment in every situation. Therefore, it is crucial to review and select coverage limits that align with your needs and potential risks. The amount of coverage you require depends on various factors, including your financial risk tolerance. We recommend discussing your coverage with your agent to ensure that you have the appropriate amount for your specific situation.

By understanding the different types of liability coverage and selecting appropriate coverage limits, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are adequately protected in case of unforeseen events. Your agent is available to provide guidance and assist you in making informed decisions about your coverage.