In Gadsden, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are two important insurance coverages to understand. By law, most states require drivers to maintain a minimum amount of BI and PDL. When you're found to be at fault in a car accident, Bodily Injury helps pay for other drivers and passengers accident-related medical expenses (not yours). Property Damage Liability, on the other hand, helps pay for damage to another person’s property that occurs in an accident you cause. The "property" that's damaged is typically the other person's car, but it might also include things like damage to a fence, home, mailbox, or guardrail.
Property Damage Liability coverage comes into play when you are responsible for damages to another person’s property. It does not cover damage to your own vehicle that might be caused by the same accident. Give us a call if you're not sure how you'd pay for your own after-accident costs. We'll explain the details of other coverages that can help like Collision, Comprehensive, Under/Uninsured Motorist, and Medical Payments.
How much liability insurance should you get when it comes to Property Damage Liability in Gadsden? It depends. You can choose to go with the minimum Property Damage Liability limit required by law in Alabama, or you can go with higher limits. Coverage "limits" are maximum amounts of money that your car insurance will pay out if you make a claim. Depending on the state and company, liability limits for Property Damage can range from $5,000 to $100,000. Going with the minimum limits may help you find the cheapest auto insurance, but it also means that you could be responsible for paying for the property damage you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. So, if the property damage you cause in an accident is more than your coverage limit, you might be responsible for paying the difference.
It's time to get the protection you need at a price you love! Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), get an online quote, or come to your nearby Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Gadsden. Property Damage Liability is only a click, call, or short drive away! We help you determine the best policy for your needs and find ALL the discounts you're entitled to. It's our promise to you! From there, you can make your car insurance feel even more affordable (and manageable) by customizing how and when you pay. Whether it's by cash, credit card, or check, paying for Property Damage Coverage in Gadsden is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life!