In Tuscaloosa, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are important insurance coverages to know. Insurance laws in most states require that drivers 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). If you cause an accident and damage another person's property, Property Damage Liability will help pay for the damage. This type of damage typically involves the other driver's car, but might also include things like damage to a guardrail, fence, mailbox, or home.
Property Damage Liability claims are made when you're responsible for damaging another person's property. It will not help pay for your car's accident-related damages. If you're worried about having a financial cushion to help cover your own after-accident costs, give us a call. We'll explain the details of other coverages that can help like Comprehensive, Collision, Medical Payments, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.
When it comes to Property Damage Liability in Tuscaloosa, how much liability insurance should you have? It depends. You have two options: go with Alabama's minimum Property Damage Liability limits as required by law or choose higher limits. Property Damage limits operate on a per accident basis. This is different than Bodily Injury Liability which operates on a per person/per accident basis. Depending on the state and company, liability limits for Property Damage can range from $5,000 to $100,000. Going with low limits could help you find cheap auto insurance, but it also means that you could have to shell out more of your own money to pay for property damage you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. So, if you cause property damage that goes beyond your limit, you might be responsible for paying the difference.
Ready to get the protection you want at a price you can afford? Get a quote online, call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), or visit your local Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Tuscaloosa. Property Damage Liability is only a click, call, or short drive away! Our friendly agents will work with you to find the policy that matches your needs, plus every discount you're eligible for. We promise! After that, you can make your car insurance feel even more affordable (and manageable) by customizing your payment schedule and choosing how you want to pay. Whether it's by cash, credit card, or check, making policy payments and maintaining Property Damage Coverage in Tuscaloosa is easy with Direct Auto & Life!