SafeAuto offers standard coverage that’s required to meet state minimum auto insurance laws as well as additional coverage for those who want it. Coverage offerings include:
Liability insurance is mandatory in nearly every state and pays for the accident-related costs of others when you’re at fault for an accident. Liability car insurance policies include two types of coverage: bodily injury and property damage.
- Bodily injury covers costs associated with injuries, including medical bills, loss of income and funeral expenses. It can also cover your legal defense as well as judgments and settlements if you’re sued after an accident.
- Property damage coverage pays for the repair or replacement of someone else’s property when you’re at fault, like their vehicle or a fence you crashed into.
Collision coverage pays for damage to your vehicle when it “collides” with another car or object, like a pole or guardrail. It also covers damages sustained from a hit and run or if you roll your vehicle.
Collision coverage is optional, although your lender may require you to carry it if you have a car loan.
Comprehensive coverage pays for non-crash-related damage, such as damage caused by fire, flood, hail, natural disasters, falling objects like tree branches and vandalism. This type of coverage also reimburses you if your car is stolen or if you accidentally hit an animal, like a deer, while driving.
Like collision coverage, comprehensive coverage is optional, though you likely have to buy it if you finance your vehicle.
Uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage pay for medical bills and other expenses for you and your passengers if you’re in an accident and the at-fault driver does not have enough, or any, insurance.
Uninsured motorist coverage is required in some states.
Medical payments coverage, also known as MedPay, covers your medical expenses if you or your passengers sustain injuries in an accident, regardless of who caused the accident. It also covers you if you’re injured as a pedestrian or a passenger in another vehicle.
MedPay is required in a few states and not available in others.
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