Disabled vehicles, damaged property, personal injuries, lawsuits and even death: in the blink of an eye life dramatically changes.
There are few things that cause such a quick and awful shock as an automobile accident. In fact, the only thing worse than being involved in an accident is being without the coverage you need.
Initial expenses are financially painful, but if you’re found liable for serious injuries or the death of another during an accident you could face financial ruin. That’s why automobile insurance isn’t an extra; it’s absolutely vital to ensure you and your future well being are protected.
Even if the law didn’t require auto insurance, common sense and self-preservation dictate that you make sure you’re insured.
What Auto Insurance Does:
Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy.
An auto insurance policy is comprised of six different kinds of coverage. Most states require you to buy some, but not all, of these coverages. If you're financing a car, your lender may also have requirements. Most auto policies are for six months to a year. Your insurance company should notify you by mail when it’s time to renew the policy and to pay your premium.
An auto insurance typically contains six separate and distinct parts: