In the United States, it is mandatory for people who own a motor vehicle to purchase minimum insurance coverage. This can vary from state to state and depending on the type of vehicle; however, it is crucial that you review the different types of coverage and the costs and choose one that suits your needs and provides maximum support in case of an emergency.
When choosing insurance for a motorcycle, it is crucial to consider some situations that may be different from a car—for example, passenger coverage. Perhaps when traveling by motorcycle, carrying passengers is not very common for you, and you probably want to get the insurance that covers a little beyond the minimum for different things. Like car insurance, there are different types of coverage for motorcycles.
Some of the things you might want to include that might be important to consider are:
Liability Insurance – Liability insurance covers costs for property damage and/or injury to another person in the event of an accident. Damage to the other car or vehicle, injuries to the driver and/or passengers, damage to public property, etc.
Personal Injury Protection – It is highly recommended to get more comprehensive coverage in this part that may cover not only your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, surgeries, and related damages in the event of an accident but also those of third parties. An accident can be devastating for motorcyclists because they do not have the same protection as if they suffered an accident while driving a car.
Accessory or Additional Equipment Coverage – Accessory or additional equipment coverage can help you if any of these parts are damaged during the accident. Some insurances can even cover the helmet and your safety equipment; ask the insurer for all the extra they can offer you.
Collision Coverage – The coverage we have most in mind, of course, is coverage that protects us if we collide with property or another vehicle, regardless of whether I or someone else was responsible for the accident.
Uninsured or Underinsured Other Motorist Coverage – This coverage is very important to consider for all types of vehicles. Some drivers may not have insurance or have insufficient insurance that does not cover all your expenses. With this coverage, you can be calm even in these situations.
Coverage for original parts – This coverage will guarantee that your motorcycle is repaired only with original parts from the manufacturer in the event of an accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call us today. We will schedule a free consultation and talk with you about all the details of your case.