Motor Vehicle Insurance: What You Need to Know (Part 1)
Insurance is a contract between you and the insurance company. You pay money, which is called a premium, and the insurance company will cover you for various items when you have a motor vehicle accident. The insurance policy is long and complicated because of the various laws that govern said policies, but there are several key areas of coverage:
- Liability – This protects the person that causes the motor vehicle accident.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage – This protects you if the person that causes the motor vehicle accident has no car insurance. Also, this coverage protects you in the event that the other driver has minimal insurance coverage.
- Property Damage – This takes care of the property damage.
Many people believe that they have full coverage with their motor vehicle insurance policy. There is no such thing as full coverage in Virginia for motor vehicle insurance.
Unfortunately, most people have no idea what type of insurance coverage they have to protect themselves if they get hurt in a motor vehicle accident and, even if they do have a rough understanding of their coverage, then they generally do not have enough coverage to protect themselves. It is important to have the adequate amount of insurance coverage to protect yourself.
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