Do you drive in Philadelphia? 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. When you're at-fault for a car accident, your Bodily Injury helps pay for the other drivers and passengers medical expenses. It doesn't help pay for yours. 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 type of damage typically involves the other driver'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. If you're losing sleep over how you'd pay for your own troubles after a covered accident, just give us a call! We'll walk you through the ins-and-outs of other important coverages like Collision, Comprehensive, Under/Uninsured Motorist, and Medical Payments.
What's the best amount of liability insurance to have in terms of Property Damage Liability in Philadelphia? It depends on the driver and the state. You could get Mississippi's minimum Property Damage Liability limits as required by law, but you could also go with higher limits. Property Damage coverage operates on a per accident basis, unlike Bodily Injury Liability which operates on a per person/per accident basis. Property Damage limits can range from $5,000 to $100,000 depending on the state and company. Going with low limits could help you find cheap auto insurance, but it also means that you could be responsible for paying for property damage you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. That's money out of your pocket. So, if you cause property damage that ends up totaling more than your coverage limit, you may have to pay the difference.
Get the peace of mind you want and the coverage you need. Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), get a quote online, or stop by your nearest Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Philadelphia. 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. It's our promise to you! From there, you can make your car insurance feel even more affordable (and manageable) by customizing the time and way you pay. Whether it's by cash, credit card, or check, paying for Property Damage Coverage in Philadelphia is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life!