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Do you drive in Columbus? Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability are coverages you need to know about. Insurance laws in most states require that drivers maintain a minimum amount of BI and PDL. Property Damage Liability comes in handy when you cause an accident that damages someone else's property. It will help pay for this damage. What is Bodily Injury? If you or someone on your policy causes a car accident that injures another person, Bodily Injury Liability helps protect you financially. Bodily Injury helps pay for the other person's medical costs, like physical therapy or stitches, as well as lost income as a result of the injuries. It can also help pay for your legal fees if you're sued over the accident. In most no-fault states, you're still required to keep Bodily Injury coverage on your insurance policy.

Note that Bodily Injury Liability won't pay for your lost income, medical expenses, or accident-related car repairs. Legal fees are about the only thing Bodily Injury Liability coverage will pay for when it comes to your costs after a covered accident. If you're worried about having a financial cushion to help cover your own after-accident costs, give us a call. We'll walk you through the ins-and-outs of other important coverages like Comprehensive, Collision, Medical Payments, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.

What's the best amount of liability insurance to have in terms of Bodily Injury in Columbus? It depends. You can choose to go with Mississippi's statutory minimum Bodily Injury Liability limits, or you can go with higher limits.

The coverage "limits" are maximum amounts of money that your car insurance will pay out if you make a claim for a covered loss. Bodily Injury limits are often illustrated in two amounts, something that is referred to as "split limits." The first amount is how much the insurance company will pay for damages per person. The second amount is the maximum amount they'll pay per accident. Going with the lowest limits may help you get cheap car insurance, but it also means you could be on the hook for paying for damages you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. That's money out of your pocket. So, if you cause bodily harm to someone in an auto accident and their medical costs end up being higher than your Bodily Injury limits, you might be responsible for the difference.

Choose Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Columbus for Bodily Injury Liability and you'll find the benefits you want at a price you can afford. We don't believe drivers should have to give up their peace of mind to save a buck. Our experienced agents will help you find the best policy for you and your budget, including all of the discounts you're entitled to! We promise! After that, you have the opportunity to take your auto insurance to a whole new level of affordability by customizing your payment schedule and choosing how you want to pay. Whether you pay by credit card, check, or cash, paying for Bodily Injury Coverage in Columbus is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life! Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732) or stop by your nearest location to learn more about Bodily Injury Liability Insurance coverage today!

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If you haven't heard, Mississippi is cracking down on driving uninsured. Mississippi drivers who do not have proof of insurance may end up paying up to $500 in fines or face a driver's license suspension for up to 12 months. On September 1, 2017, the state put into place a state-of-the-art insurance verification program that uses VIN numbers to instantly find drivers who have not purchased valid insurance.