In Decatur, Property Damage Liability and Bodily Injury are two important insurance coverages to understand. Insurance laws in most states require that drivers maintain a minimum amount of BI and PDL. When you're found to be at fault in a car accident, Bodily Injury helps pay for other drivers and passengers accident-related medical expenses (not yours). If you cause an accident and damage another person's property, Property Damage Liability will help pay for the damage. The "property" that's damaged is typically the other person's car, but might also include things like damage to a guardrail, fence, mailbox, or home.
Property Damage Liability coverage comes into play when you are responsible for damages to another person’s property. It will not help pay for your car's accident-related damages. If you're losing sleep over how you'd pay for your own troubles after a covered accident, just give us a call! We'll explain the details of other coverages that can help like Medical Payments, Comprehensive, Collision, and Under/Uninsured Motorist.
How much liability insurance should you get when it comes to Property Damage Liability in Decatur? It depends on the driver and the state. You have two options: go with Georgia's minimum Property Damage Liability limits as required by law or choose higher limits. Property Damage limits operate on a per accident basis. This is different than Bodily Injury Liability which operates on a per person/per accident basis. Depending on the state and company, liability limits for Property Damage can range from $5,000 to $100,000. Going with low limits could help you find cheap auto insurance, but it also means that you could be responsible for paying for property damage you cause that your insurance doesn't cover. That's money out of your pocket. So, if you cause property damage that ends up totaling more than your coverage limit, you could be required to make up the difference out of your own pocket.
Get the peace of mind you want and the coverage you need. Get a quote online, call 1-877-GO-DIRECT (1-877-463-4732), or visit your local Direct Auto Insurance in Decatur. Property Damage Liability is just a click, call, or car ride away! We help you determine the best policy for your needs and find ALL the discounts you're entitled to. We promise! After that, you have the freedom to make your car insurance even more affordable by customizing the time and way you pay. Whether you pay by credit card, check, or cash, staying on top of policy payments and your Property Damage Coverage in Decatur is simple with Direct Auto!