When you get into a car accident, it’s important to know the difference between your personal auto insurance and your car insurance. Not only do they have different coverage amounts, but your personal auto insurance may not cover someone else’s car accident. This can be a big problem if you’re hit by someone else and their car insurance doesn’t cover injuries you sustained in the accident. In this blog post, we will explore this topic in more detail and help you determine whether or not your personal auto insurance will cover another driver in an accident.
What is Car Insurance
If you have car insurance, it should cover you if someone else is involved in an accident. If the other driver is at fault, your policy should cover damages to your car and/or injuries to you or a passengers. You may also be able to get coverage for property damage. Make sure that you read the fine print of your policy and ask questions if you’re not sure about what it covers.
Types of Car Insurance
There are a few types of car insurance policies out there. Each type has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Here is a breakdown of the different types of car insurance:
Standard Auto Insurance: This policy is the most common type and covers you for damage to or theft of your vehicle. It may also cover you if another driver is at fault in an accident.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW): This policy pays for damages to your vehicle in case of a collision, but does not cover theft or other accidents.
Trip Interruption Insurance: This policy provides coverage if your trip is interrupted by an event outside your control, like a traffic accident.
Multi-Car Policy: This policy covers multiple vehicles in your household, including your own and those belonging to your spouse, children, or roommates.
Rental Car Coverage: If you rent a car while on vacation, make sure to get rental car insurance that will cover you in case something happens to the car while you’re using it.
What Are the Limitations of My Car Insurance?
Your car insurance policy may not cover you if you are driving another driver’s car. In some cases, your policy may only cover accidents that occur while you are driving your own car. Additionally, your policy may not cover you if the other driver is at fault for the accident. If you have a collision coverage paid for by your automobile insurer, and the collision occurred while you were driving someone else’s car, then your collision coverage will generally extend to include any damage to the other driver’s vehicle.
If you’re like most drivers, you probably have a few people in your life who are not exactly reliable when it comes to being on the road. Whether it’s your boss who can’t seem to make it to work on time or your significant other who always seems to be getting behind the wheel while under the influence, having another driver in your car insurance policy is a good idea. Why? Because accidents happen and no one wants to be stuck with the bill. So what should you do if you find out that someone in your life is not exactly trustworthy behind the wheel? Here are some steps that might help: ###