In Charleston, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are two important insurance coverages to understand. Most states have insurance laws that require drivers to 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). Property Damage Liability, on the other hand, helps pay for damage to another person’s property that occurs in an accident you cause. 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 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.
When it comes to Property Damage Liability in Charleston, how much liability insurance should you have? It depends on the driver and the state. You can choose to go with the minimum Property Damage Liability limit required by law in South Carolina, or you can 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. Choosing 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 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 coverage is only a call, click, or visit away! We help you determine the best policy for your needs and find ALL the discounts you're entitled to. That's a promise! After that, you have the opportunity to take your auto insurance to a whole new level of affordability by customizing how and when you pay. Whether it's by cash, credit card, or check, paying for Property Damage Coverage in Charleston is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life!