Dallas car accident attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses auto insurance coverage.
Choosing a good auto insurance policy always comes down to balancing the price that you pay for that policy with the potential benefits of having it in a bad situation. One of the things that you’ll have to pay particular attention to is the reputation of the company from whom you are purchasing the insurance. There are quite a few low-priced providers out there on the market. Unfortunately, these low-priced providers sometimes offer a product that does not live up to the quality that you get by spending just a bit more. Before you decide upon an insurance company, take the following things into consideration.
How much do I need?
Texas has a minimum level of liability coverage that you have to carry to legally be on the road. This provides you with a good guideline regarding how much insurance you need. If you live in an area where you see a lot of BMWs, Audis, Lexuses and other expensive vehicles driving around, you should seriously consider bringing up the level of liability coverage that you carry. It could be the difference between being able to cover the damage you do to somebody’s car in an accident and having to pay out of pocket to cover that damage.
How much do I drive?
If you’re one of the few people who are fortunate enough to work out of their homes and who only needs their vehicle for running errands, getting groceries and so forth, you may get a lower insurance rate simply because of not being on the road that often. One thing you never want to do, however, is tell the insurance company that you drive less than you do. Most of the time, if you rely upon your vehicle for commuting purposes, you’ll want to make certain that you carry collision coverage and insurance companies will sometimes give you good deals on it, but they sometimes have to know that you drive a lot in order to offer you those deals.
What if I’m injured?
Remember that you may want to add extra medical coverage or other types of coverage to your insurance policy to ensure that you have enough money to cover the bills that might result from an accident. Take a look at the products available on the market but, remember that insurance companies with good reputations generally offer better products, as well.
Attorneys can help you if you’ve been in a wreck. Contact a Dallas auto wreck lawyer if a negligent driver has slammed into you.