In Chesapeake, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are important insurance coverages to know. Insurance laws in most states require that drivers maintain a minimum amount of BI and PDL. 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.
Property Damage Liability claims are made when you're responsible for damaging 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 Collision, Comprehensive, Under/Uninsured Motorist, and Medical Payments.
What's the best amount of liability insurance to have in terms of Property Damage Liability in Chesapeake? It depends on the driver and the state. You could get Virginia'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 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 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 Chesapeake. Property Damage Liability is just a click, call, or car ride away! Our friendly agents will work with you to find the policy that matches your needs, plus every discount you're eligible for. That's a promise! From there, you have the opportunity to take your auto insurance to a whole new level of affordability by customizing the time and way you pay. Whether you pay by credit card, check, or cash, paying for Property Damage Coverage in Chesapeake is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life!