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October 4th, 2017

Understanding Insurance Policies

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Syed Rizvi

Understanding insurance policies calculation is not that hard if you know few basic points. Collision, Comprehensive, Bodily Injury Liability and Property Injury Liability these are the key point you need to understand completely.

You’ll think appropriate Collision Coverage when you require repairs or replacements for your vehicle when it collides with another vehicle or property. If you are at fault for collision, then still it would be an accident, as no doubt you’d plan to run into that, but how much money you would be able to pay out of pocket for repairs? Just like other kinds of insurance, you’d have to pay that deductible amount first and then the insurance company would pay for all other charges for the repair.

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Other term to become familiar with is Comprehensive Coverage. This is the kind of coverage that pays for damages caused by falling objects, certain natural disasters, fire, theft and vandalism. Deductibles work the same way as with Collision; the more out of pocket costs to you, the lesser will be your insurance premium.

In addition to knowing how much Collision and Comprehensive coverage you have, you’ll need to know about your liability coverage. Suppose you rear-end another driver. Or your foot slips off the brake onto the gas pedal and you plow down a mailbox. Your liability coverage will kick in and pay for the damages that you caused with your insured vehicle. You liability coverage will, or could, include bodily injury (people) and property damage.

You do not want to go without Bodily Injury Coverage. If you were at fault in an accident and others involved needed to go to the hospital and/or lost wages from missing work, those costs would come out of your pocket if you are not insured with Bodily Injury Coverage. It doesn’t take a genius to know how quickly those amounts can add up. This type of coverage can also help you in the event the other party takes legal action against you. Many states require you to carry Bodily Injury Coverage.

The other part of liability includes Property Damage coverage. Can you imagine how much it might cost should you accidentally drive into the side of someone’s home? You wouldn’t want to be caught without property damage insurance should you need to pay for repairs to another vehicle, building or anything else you might hit. As with Bodily Injury coverage, Property Damage coverage also helps protect you in the event of a related lawsuit.

Every policy will have its limits and various degrees of coverage. It’s important that you understand the basics of what you are paying for and why it is necessary. No one plans for an accident, be prepared!

Syed Rizvi

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