In Hixson, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are important insurance coverages to know. By law, most states 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. 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.
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 worried about having a financial cushion to help cover your own after-accident costs, 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 Hixson? It depends. You could get Tennessee'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. Depending on the state and company, liability limits for Property Damage can range from $5,000 to $100,000. Selecting the minimum limits may help you find the cheapest auto insurance, but it also means that you could have to shell out more of your own money to pay for property damage you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. So, if the property damage you cause in an accident is more than your coverage limit, you might be responsible for paying the difference.
It's time to get the protection you need at a price you love! Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), get a quote online, or stop by your nearest Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Hixson. 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! That's a promise! Next, 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 it's by cash, credit card, or check, making policy payments and maintaining Property Damage Coverage in Hixson is easy with Direct Auto & Life!