Liability coverage includes both bodily injury and property damage liability coverage and is required in most states. Basically, if you cause an accident, hurt someone or damage someone’s property, it can pay for covered damages and to defend you if a lawsuit results.
Comprehensive coverage helps pay for damage to your vehicle that is not caused by a collision. For example, theft, vandalism, hitting a deer or other animal, storms and certain natural disasters.
Collision coverage helps pay for damage to your vehicle if your car hits another car or object, gets hit by another car or if your vehicle rolls over. This coverage is generally required if your car is financed or leased.
Personal Injury Protection
Personal injury protection (PIP), also called no-fault insurance, is available in certain states. It pays medical expenses, and in some cases lost wages and other damages regardless of who is at fault in an accident.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage can help pay for damages and medical costs resulting from an accident caused by someone who has no insurance or inadequate insurance coverage.
Deductibles and Limits
Your car insurance deductible is the amount you’ll pay out of pocket before your insurance kicks in. The lower the deductible, the less you’ll pay out of pocket if an accident occurs. Selecting a higher deductible may lower your auto insurance premium. Your car insurance coverage limits, also referred to as limit of liability, are the most your insurance will pay if you have a claim. Choosing a higher coverage amount provides you additional protection if an accident occurs. The available coverage limits may vary by coverage type and state. It is important to choose limits that meet your needs.