In Chesapeake, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are important insurance coverages to know. Bodily Injury helps pay for other drivers and passengers accident-related medical expenses when you're at fault for the accident. It doesn't pay for any of your medical expenses. If you cause an accident and damage another person's property, Property Damage Liability will help pay for the damage. This typically involves damage to another person’s car, but might also include things like damage to a guardrail, fence, mailbox, or home.
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 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.
When it comes to Property Damage Liability in Chesapeake, how much liability insurance should you have? It depends on the driver and the state. You have two options: go with Virginia's minimum Property Damage Liability limits as required by law or choose higher limits. Property Damage coverage operates on a per accident basis, unlike 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. 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 the property damage you cause in an accident is more than your coverage limit, you may have to pay the difference.
Get the peace of mind you want and the coverage you need. Call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), get a quote online, or stop by your nearest Direct Auto & Life Insurance in Chesapeake. Property Damage Liability is only a click, call, or short drive away! Our friendly agents will work with you to find the policy that matches your needs, plus every discount you're eligible for. We promise! After that, you can make your car insurance feel even more affordable (and manageable) by customizing how and when you pay. Whether it's by cash, credit card, or check, staying on top of policy payments and your Property Damage Coverage in Chesapeake is simple with Direct Auto & Life!