Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Benjamin Carr was a licensed insurance agent in Georgia and has two years’ experience in life, health, property and casualty coverage. He has worked with State Farm and other risk management firms. He is also a strategic writer and editor with a background in branding, marketing, and quality assurance. He has been in military newsrooms — literally on the frontline of journalism.

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UPDATED: Oct 6, 2015

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Tailor your insurance coverage coverage to you

When buying the best insurance coverage coverage, there really is no “perfect” insurance plan. Every situation is different and your policy should reflect that. For instance, these questions might point out whether you would benefit from an agent’s advice.

  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
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Detailed coverages of your auto insurance policy

Understanding the coverages of your auto insurance policy can help you determine which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be impossible to understand and reading a policy is terribly boring. Below you’ll find typical coverage types found on most auto insurance policies.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)

Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when other motorists either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered losses include injuries to you and your family and damage to your BMW X6 M.

Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. This is the reason having UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for claims such as damage from flooding, damage from getting keyed and fire damage. The maximum amount a auto insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low consider dropping full coverage.

Collision insurance

Collision insurance covers damage to your X6 M resulting from a collision with another vehicle or an object, but not an animal. A deductible applies and the rest of the damage will be paid by collision coverage.

Collision insurance covers things like damaging your car on a curb, colliding with a tree, backing into a parked car and sideswiping another vehicle. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from lower value vehicles. Drivers also have the option to increase the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

Liability

Liability insurance provides protection from damages or injuries you inflict on other people or property by causing an accident. It protects you from legal claims by others. It does not cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Coverage consists of three different limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You commonly see policy limits of 50/100/50 which means a $50,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $100,000, and a limit of $50,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage pays for things like court costs, legal defense fees, pain and suffering, repair costs for stationary objects and emergency aid. How much coverage you buy is a personal decision, but you should buy as high a limit as you can afford.

Med pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance provide coverage for bills such as nursing services, funeral costs, chiropractic care and X-ray expenses. They are used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance program or if you lack health insurance entirely. They cover all vehicle occupants in addition to being hit by a car walking across the street. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available and may carry a deductible