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Auto Insurance 101 - a brief explanation of insurance coverages
Liability coverages are among the most important in relation to your financial security.
In the face of ever increasing medical costs, the possibility of a multiple car accident, or damage to expensive property, the minimum coverage limits required by law may not be enough. Choosing low liability limits could be an unwise way to save on insurance.
Bodily Injury Liability
This coverage, combined with property damage liability coverage, is the foundation of any auto insurance policy and is required in most states. If bodily injury claims or lawsuits are brought against you and if an investigation or a court finds you to be legally responsible for injuries to persons, your bodily injury liability insurance will pay, up to your policy limit, for injuries to other people - such as pedestrians, passengers in your car, or people in other vehicles. Also, bodily injury liability coverage provides for your legal defense against those bodily injury claims or lawsuits, should it become necessary.
Although it varies by state, bodily injury coverage does not generally pay for your own injuries or to your spouse or other family members, especially when they are not in your covered vehicle. Injuries to you, your spouse, and other family members in your vehicle can be protected more completely by medical payments coverage.
There are different limits of bodily injury liability coverage. Different limits of coverage are offered to accommodate various levels of protection. If you are found to be responsible for a serious accident with injuries to several people, in your car or in other cars, or if there is even one serious injury or death, New York State's minimum insurance may not cover you adequately. New York State requires a minimum $25,000/$50,000 bodily injury liability. It is a good idea to consider and purchase higher limits than what NYS requires.
Property Damage Liability
This coverage, combined with bodily injury liability coverage, is the foundation of any auto insurance policy and is required in most states. If property damage claims or lawsuits are brought against you and if an investigation or a court finds you to be legally responsible for damages to property, your property damage liability insurance will pay, up to your policy limit, for repair or replacement of things like someone else's car, light posts, or even buildings. Also, property damage liability coverage provides for your legal defense against those property damage claims or lawsuits, should it become necessary. Property damage coverage does not pay for the damage to your own property, damages to your property are covered under the optional collision and comprehensive coverages.
There are different limits of property damage liability insurance. Different limits of coverage are offered to accommodate various levels of protection. If you are found to be responsible for a serious accident with damages to several vehicles, or even one expensive vehicle, New York State's minimum insurance may not cover you adequately. New York State requires a minimum $10,000 for property damage, and $50,000 personal injury protection. It is a good idea to consider and purchase higher limits than what NYS requires.
This optional coverage pays, up to the policy limit per person, for medical expenses regardless of fault for you and the occupants of your covered vehicle who are injured in an automobile accident. It also protects you and the relatives living in your household if they are injured in someone else's car, or by a car as pedestrians. All reasonable and necessary medical expenses are covered within the period of time specified in your policy. This coverage is valuable if you do not have health insurance, because payment will be made while the liability is being determined.
Excess Medical Payments Coverage
This optional coverage is different from medical payments coverage in that it covers only those reasonable and necessary medical expenses, up to the policy limit, which are not covered by another source, such as health insurance or another person's auto insurance (except Medicare). This coverage pays up to the policy limit per person for medical expenses as outlined above, regardless of fault, if you or the occupants of your covered vehicle are injured. This coverage also protects you and the relatives living in your household if injured in someone else's car, or by a car as pedestrians under the same coverage conditions.
This coverage is designed to complement your health insurance as most medical insurance policies carry co-insurance and/or deductible provisions and is less expensive than standard medical payments coverage.
Coverage For Your Car
This optional coverage applies if your car is damaged by fire, theft, vandalism, glass breakage, windstorm or even contact with an animal. The coverage provides to repair your car, or pay the actual cash value if the car is deemed to be a total loss, less your deductible. Comprehensive coverage does not cover wear and tear, engine failure, or other mechanical difficulties. When you are financing your car, comprehensive coverage may be required by the lienholder.
This optional coverage provides the payment to fix your car, or pay the actual cash value if the car is deemed to be a total loss, if it is overturned or damaged in a collision with another car or object. This coverage would pay for damages to your covered vehicle regardless of who is at fault, but this coverage is subject to a deductible. As with comprehensive coverage, if you are financing your car the lienholder may require collision coverage.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Suppose you are injured in an accident caused by an uninsured motorist? Or, what if you are injured by a hit-and-run driver?
This coverage is commonly referred to as UM coverage. This coverage is important and is required in many states because even in mandatory insurance states there are still vehicles without insurance coverage in force at some time during the year. This coverage pays for injuries, up to the coverage limit, caused by a driver who is uninsured, or an unidentified hit-and-run driver, who is legally liable for those injuries. This coverage also protects relatives who live with you, the occupants of your insured car, and while you are a pedestrian.
Please note that uninsured motorist coverage does not pay for damage to your car which was caused by an uninsured motorist. Damage to your car would be covered under collision coverage or uninsured motorist property damage coverage if it is allowed in your state and you carry it on your vehicle.
New York State requires a minimum of $25,000 uninsured motorist
bodily injury coverage.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage
What if you are injured and the coverage limits of the person at fault are not enough to pay your medical bills?
This coverage is commonly referred to as UIM coverage. This coverage will apply if another driver, who is legally responsible for an accident which injures you, is required to pay more than their bodily injury liability coverage limits. This coverage will pay up to the coverage limit, but only after all of the liable person's coverage limits have been exhausted. This coverage also protects relatives who live with you, and as a pedestrian.
New York State requires a minimum of $50,000 underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage.
New York State Mandatory Limits
Minimum liability insurance in the amounts of:
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