Will liability insurance cover the damage to my car after an accident?

Although car insurance creates a sense of peace for many of us, the type of coverage you carry determines the benefits and coverage options you have access to as a policyholder. Our Plano, TX team at Paragon Independent Insurance Agency is committed to helping drivers understand the differences between liability insurance and other types of auto coverage.

Liability Insurance

Liability insurance is required by Texas law. This insurance covers injury or damage to other drivers’ cars and personal property. However, this type of coverage won’t cover your car’s damage in an accident. It’s only designed to protect the other driver, their property, and their vehicle. As a result, if your car is damaged in an accident and all you have is liability insurance, your coverage will not pay for your vehicle’s repair. You will be forced to pay for the repair of your car out of pocket. If you’re looking for coverage that meets state guidelines and protects your vehicle, you must purchase more than liability insurance. You will also need to invest in comprehensive and collision if you want protection for your car for damage caused by accidents and non-moving incidents.

Auto insurance has many layers, making it easy for drivers to get the coverage they want and need most. State law only requires drivers to carry liability coverage, but you’ll also need more insurance to cover your car. Call us if you have questions about what is covered under different auto insurance policies. We’d be happy to discuss your coverage options and get the coverage you need most.