Coverage Options Available To Buyer of Car Insurance Policy

Someone that has decided to purchase an automobile insurance policy enjoys an opportunity to make numerous choices. Almost any policy can include one or more optional provisions.

2 types of liability insurance

One that covers bodily injuries: It protects the policyholder, in the event that he or she becomes the target of a claim made by another driver.

One that covers property damage: Someone other than the policyholder must own the damaged property. The damaged object does not have to be another vehicle.

Collision coverage and comprehensive

Both come with a deductible. Collision covers damage to the policyholder’s vehicle, when it has been caused by a collision. The policyholder does not need to collide with another set-of-wheels. In other words, this could cover damage to some hit object on a neighbor’s property.

Comprehensive covers harm done to the policyholder’s vehicle during an event other than a collision. For instance, it would cover the loss created by a fire, by theft, or by vandalism of any objects in the covered vehicle.

Supplemental provisions: uninsured motorist option and underinsured motorist option. Limits of option stated in policy. The insurance company does not pay an amount that exceeds that stated limit. A company’s adherence to that stipulation could set the stage for the scheduling of arbitration proceedings.

Provisions that become applicable if accident takes place in area with no-fault system

PIP (Personal Injury Protection): Reimburses the policyholder for accident-related injuries, regardless of who caused the accident.

Residual bodily injury liability coverage: Protects the covered driver if an injured motorist in a different vehicle happens to sue that same driver. Policyholders that agree to pay for this provision should know that it mentions a specific threshold.

Injury Lawyer in Barrie knows that threshold places a limit on the amount of protection offered by this particular provision. Because of the existence of that limit, an injured motorist has the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible driver, if the motorist’s injuries have a sufficient level of value.

Other optional policies

Medical payment coverage: This pays for the medical expenses that are associated with treating any injury to a passenger. It makes sense to invest in this policy, if you have agreed to take part in a car pool, and you will be offering rides to other drivers.

By the same token, the owner of a vehicle should consider buying this policy, if he or she expects to be giving rides to a caregiver. In addition, it helps to have this policy, if you expect to carry a passenger that is covered by Medicare.

Towing and emergency road service coverage: Pays the expenses created when a damaged vehicle must be towed to a yard that accepts salvaged vehicles.