In Charleston, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are two important insurance coverages to understand. 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 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. Your accident-related vehicle damages are not paid for under this coverage. 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 Medical Payments, Comprehensive, Collision, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.
What's the best amount of liability insurance to have in terms of Property Damage Liability in Charleston? It depends on the driver and the state. You could get South Carolina'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. Property Damage limits can range from $5,000 to $100,000 depending on the state and company. Going with the lowest limits may help you get cheap car 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 might be responsible for paying the difference.
Get the peace of mind you want and the coverage you need. Get a quote online, call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), or visit your local Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Charleston. Property Damage Liability is just a click, call, or car ride away! Our experienced agents will help you find the best policy for you and your budget, including all of the discounts you're entitled to! It's our promise to you! From there, you have the freedom to make your car insurance even more affordable by customizing your payment schedule and choosing how you want to pay. Whether you pay by credit card, check, or cash, staying on top of policy payments and your Property Damage Coverage in Charleston is simple with Direct Auto & Life!