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Liability Auto Insurance

Liability auto Insurance

Liability auto insurance remains a crucial part of financial protection for drivers. Let’s explore what it covers, why it’s important, and what to consider in today’s landscape.

What Does Liability Auto Insurance Cover?

Liability auto Insurance

Liability insurance kicks in when you’re found at fault in an accident. It helps pay for the other driver’s expenses, typically split into two categories:

Bodily Injury Liability:

Covers medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering for those injured in the accident (not including yourself).

Property Damage Liability:

Covers repairs or replacement of damaged property, usually other vehicles involved in the accident.

What Affects Your Rates?

Several factors influence your liability insurance rates:

Driving Record: A clean driving history with no accidents or tickets translates to lower premiums.

Vehicle Type: High-performance cars, sports cars, and vehicles with high theft rates typically cost more to insure.

Location: Population density, accident rates, and theft rates in your area affect your premiums. Urban areas generally have higher rates.

Mileage: The more you drive, the higher the risk of an accident, potentially leading to higher premiums.

Age and Experience: Younger drivers with less experience tend to pay more due to statistically higher accident risks.

Credit Score: (In most states) Studies show drivers with good credit history tend to file fewer claims, so they may qualify for lower rates.

Discounts: Many insurers offer discounts for things like completing defensive driving courses, being a good student (young drivers), bundling policies (e.g., car & home insurance), owning a car with safety features, or having a multi-car policy (if applicable).

Why is it Important?

Liability insurance is mandatory in almost every state [US mandatory car insurance by state].  It safeguards you from financial ruin if you cause an accident with significant damages. Medical bills can quickly soar, and property repairs can be expensive. Liability insurance acts as a safety net, ensuring you’re not personally liable for these costs up to your coverage limits.

What to Consider in 2024

Rising Medical Costs: With healthcare costs on the rise, consider increasing your bodily injury liability limits to keep pace.

Newer Vehicle Technology: Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) can potentially lower your premiums as they can help prevent accidents.

Ridesharing: If you drive for a ridesharing service, ensure your policy covers commercial use.

Remember: Liability coverage protects others, not you or your car.  Consider additional coverage options like collision and comprehensive insurance for your own vehicle’s protection.

Get a Quote Today!

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Remember: Liability insurance protects others involved in an accident you cause.  For coverage of your own vehicle, explore our comprehensive and collision insurance options as well.  Drive with confidence, knowing Global Guard has your back.