Do you drive in Athens? Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury Liability are coverages you need to know about. By law, most states require drivers to maintain a minimum amount of BI and PDL. Bodily Injury helps pay for other drivers and passengers accident-related medical expenses when you're at fault for the accident. It doesn't pay for any of your medical expenses. Property Damage Liability comes in handy when you cause an accident that damages someone else's property. It will help pay for this damage. This typically involves damage to another person’s car, but it might also include things like damage to a fence, home, mailbox, or guardrail.
Property Damage Liability claims are made when you're responsible for damaging another person's property. It does not cover damage to your own vehicle that might be caused by the same accident. 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.
What's the best amount of liability insurance to have in terms of Property Damage Liability in Athens? The answer depends on a few factors. You could get Georgia's minimum Property Damage Liability limits as required by law, but you could also go with 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. Choosing the minimum limits may help you find the cheapest 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 the property damage you cause in an accident is more than your coverage limit, you could be required to make up the difference out of your own pocket.
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 Athens. Property Damage Liability is just a click, call, or car ride away! We help you determine the best policy for your needs and find ALL the discounts you're entitled to. We promise! Next, you have the opportunity to take your auto insurance to a whole new level of affordability by customizing how and when you pay. It doesn't matter whether you pay cash in-person or pay with a credit card, making policy payments and maintaining Property Damage Coverage in Athens is easy with Direct Auto & Life!