What Does Liability Insurance Cover?

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Almost everyone knows that liability insurance is a required asset in Mississippi, but many still wonder, “What does liability insurance cover?” The auto liability insurance definition is certainly simple enough: This coverage protects other drivers, pedestrians, and property, in the event that you cause a collision. The amount of coverage and the type of payout will vary depending on what kind of plan you purchase, so find out more by reading on!

Liability Insurance Coverage

In practice, this type of insurance usually consists of two separate, but closely linked plans: One which pays out in the event of bodily injury, and another which pays out in the event that you cause property damage. What does liability coverage pay for? Consult the list below to find out.

Here’s what liability insurance covers:

  • Bodily Injury
    • Medical and hospital bills
    • Any long-term nursing care that may be needed
    • Funeral expenses in the event of a fatal accident
    • Rehab
    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost earnings
  • Property Damage
    • Repair expenses
    • Necessary part replacement
    • Vehicle damage
    • General property damage (house, personal property, etc.)
    • Pets

One crucial part of the auto liability insurance definition bears repeating: Liability coverage protects the victims in an accident, not the person who causes the accident. If you want to protect yourself in these circumstances, you’ll need additional coverage for your drives around Jackson and Ridgeland.

How Does Liability Insurance Work?

If you ask an insurance representative the question “What does liability insurance cover?” There’s a good chance that you’ll here, “What are you willing to pay for?” as a response!How does liability insurance work? You’ll figure out how much coverage you can afford to buy, then decide between a split limits or a single limit. Here’s what you should know to get started:

  • With a split limit, you can set separate individual maximum payouts for each person, for all parties, and for all property damage.
  • Single limits allow you to determine all of your coverage based on a single maximum payout. In the event that you cause an accident, a lump sum will be doled out and split between all affected parties.
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