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Do you drive in Columbia? Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability are coverages you need to know about. By law, most states require drivers to 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? Bodily Injury Liability helps protect you financially if you or someone on your policy causes a car accident that injures another person. This coverage helps cover the other person's medical bills and pay for things like x-rays, casts, and stitches, along with lost income as a result of their injuries. It could also help pay for your legal fees in the event you're sued over the car accident. Even most no-fault states require drivers to have Bodily Injury on their policies.

It's important to know that Bodily Injury Liability will not help pay for your lost income, medical expenses, or accident-related car repairs. When it comes to your expenses after a covered accident, legal fees are about the only thing Bodily Injury Liability will help cover. Give us a call if you're not sure how you'd pay for your own after-accident costs. We'll walk you through the ins-and-outs of other important coverages like Medical Payments, Comprehensive, Collision, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.

When it comes to Bodily Injury in Columbia, how much liability insurance should you have? The answer depends on a few factors. You could get Tennessee's statutory minimum Bodily Injury Liability limits. You could also go with higher limits.

The coverage "limits" are the greatest amount of money your car insurance company will pay in the event of 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 most they'll pay per accident. Going with the lowest limits may help you get cheap car insurance, but it also means that you could be responsible for paying for the damages you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. So, if you injure someone in an auto accident and their medical expenses are more than your Bodily Injury limits, you might be responsible for the difference.

Pick Direct Auto & Life Insurance for Bodily Injury Liability in Columbia and you'll get the insurance you need at a price your budget can handle. Drivers should never have to cut back on the protection that helps them feel safe on the road. Our friendly agents will work with you to find the policy that matches your needs, plus every discount you're eligible for. We promise! From there, 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 it's by cash, credit card, or check, staying on top of policy payments and your Bodily Injury Coverage in Columbia is simple with Direct Auto & Life! Visit your nearby office or call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732) to get all the facts on Bodily Injury Liability Insurance coverage today!

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The fine for uninsured drivers caught driving without insurance in Tennessee is $300. Law enforcement officials are legally allowed to have your car immediately towed away if you don’t have proof of insurance. On January 1, 2017, the state of Tennessee implemented a state-of-the-art insurance verification system. This digital program tracks down drivers who do not have valid insurance, all through vehicle registration records. Vehicle owners without insurance will not be able to renew their vehicle's registration.