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Different Types Of Accident Insurance

Todays Date: December 12, 2018

All vehicles including 4×4 vehicles should have insurance to cover the costs of damages and injuries due to accidents. If you don’t have insurance then you will be forced to pay to not only fix your vehicle but to fix the other person’s vehicle. You will also be liable for any medical bills that they have as well as your own. You should therefore get insurance to protect yourself and your assets. Before you decide on a type of insurance to get you should review the types of insurance that are offered. This will allow you to pick insurance based off of your needs.

In most states drivers are required to have the most basic type of insurance known as liability insurance. This coverage only covers the other driver’s medical bills and the damage done to their property. This means that any damage done to your vehicle or any medical bills that you incur will have to come out of your own pocket. Liability insurance is a very low cost insurance and is only recommended to those who can’t afford full coverage or have an older vehicle that has little to no value.

If you’re a 4×4 driver that is worried about having your vehicle damaged or stolen then you will want to consider getting a different insurance plan. This is especially true if your vehicle has value to it and you live in a highly populated area or a major city. Adding this type of coverage will increase your insurance premium but it will also protect your vehicle from non accident situations. You will have to ensure that the company is willing to cover all natural disaster scenarios as some companies don’t.

Comprehensive insurance will cover your vehicle in the event of theft or accidents. It’s also known as full coverage insurance. It will cover everyone involved including everyone’s property that has been damaged and medical bills. This type of insurance is more expensive than liability only however you won’t have to worry about repairing your vehicle or covering hospital bills. If you have an older vehicle then you won’t need this insurance however if your vehicle has value to it then you will want it.

If you are an extreme 4×4 enthusiast who likes to go off road or you go to competitions with your vehicle then you will need to get a special type of insurance to cover these events. If you do competitions or off-roading often then you will want to consider adding to your policy. However if you do events only once in a while then you can save on costs by having it covered for that one day. It’s important to know the policies of your insurance company as some insurance companies will cancel your policy if you go off road.

Before you decide what company you will deal through be sure to get plenty of online quotes. These quotes will give you an idea of what different insurers cost so you don’t have to spend a week driving around to the different insurance companies. While comparing you will have take into consideration what each policy offers. Every policy will be slightly different and have different amounts of coverage.

Susan Reynolds is the content coordinator for a leading South African Insurance Provider who specialises in Car Insurance.

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