Every driver goes through the process of buying auto insurance. At New Jersey’s O’Donnell Agency LLC, we don’t want you to wonder what all the options to add coverage mean since most states only require bodily injury and liability. The main policy components include comprehensive, collision, liability, and bodily injury to obtain full coverage.
The liability portion of your auto policy protects the other drivers, as does the bodily injury coverage. Each state requires those two types of coverage, so any accident you cause, you can pay for the damage caused by your negligence.
Of course, your vehicle and perhaps yourself incurred damage in the accident, too. The state minimums don’t cover that. Collision and comprehensive cover the damage you incur on your own vehicle, while personal injury protection covers your medical costs and that of any passengers. Collision covers just what it sounds like. If you collide with any vehicle, you use your collision insurance to repair your vehicle if you caused the accident or collided with a stationary object. Fences don’t typically carry insurance policies.
Comprehensive covers the damage of other types of accidents that have no other vehicle involved. Weather damages autos frequently. Hail, flood, fire, etc. all cause damage covered under comprehensive. When you hit a deer with the auto, the deer probably had no insurance. Your insurance covers the damage.
PIP pays your medical bills and those of your passengers. For any accident you caused, PIP pays the medical costs of those in your car. Auto insurance is simple. When they suggest collision and comprehensive, your agent wants to help you protect your vehicle and health.
Contact the O’Donnell Agency LLC, serving the state of New Jersey, to learn more about full coverage auto insurance. Let us help you protect your vehicle.