Do you drive in Columbia? Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury Liability are coverages you need to know about. 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. If you cause an accident and damage another person's property, Property Damage Liability will help pay for the damage. The "property" that's damaged is typically the other person's car, but it could also include damage to a home, mailbox, fence, street sign, or guardrail.
You'll need your Property Damage Liability coverage if you're responsible for causing damage 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 explain the details of other coverages that can help like Comprehensive, Collision, Medical Payments, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.
How much liability insurance should you get when it comes to Property Damage Liability in Columbia? 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 coverage operates on a per accident basis, unlike Bodily Injury Liability which operates on a per person/per accident basis. Property Damage limits vary by state and insurance company. Liability limits can range between $5,000 and $100,000. Selecting 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 goes beyond your 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 Columbia. Property Damage Liability is only a click, call, or short drive 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! 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, staying on top of policy payments and your Property Damage Coverage in Columbia is simple with Direct Auto & Life!