Do you drive in Newport News? Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury Liability are coverages you need to know about. By law, most states require drivers to 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. 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 will not help pay for your car's accident-related damages. 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 Collision, Comprehensive, Under/Uninsured Motorist, and Medical Payments.
When it comes to Property Damage Liability in Newport News, how much liability insurance should you have? It depends on the driver and the state. You can choose to go with the minimum Property Damage Liability limit required by law in Virginia, or you can go with higher limits. Property Damage coverage is on a per accident basis, while Bodily Injury 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. Going with the lowest limits may help you get cheap car 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 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 Newport News. Property Damage Liability coverage is only a call, click, or visit 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! After that, you can make your car insurance feel even more affordable (and manageable) by customizing your payment schedule and choosing how you want to pay. It doesn't matter whether you pay cash in-person or pay with a credit card, paying for Property Damage Coverage in Newport News is hassle-free with Direct Auto & Life!