New York offers No-Fault coverage for injured parties, providing compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other necessary costs. This coverage ensures up to $50,000 for economic losses to drivers and passengers injured in a vehicle accident. No-Fault covers hospital bills, doctor visits, prescription drugs, and more. Remember to file the application for No-Fault benefits within 30 days of the car accident and keep all receipts for reimbursement.
Accountability for accidents lies with the individual responsible for the incident, resulting in potential costly expenses for injuries and property damage. Shield yourself from significant financial losses by securing liability insurance, which includes bodily injury coverage for others and property damage coverage for the other party’s vehicle. Remember, liability coverage limits determine the maximum payout by your car insurance company for a claim, safeguarding against claims up to specified amounts. However, keep in mind that liability insurance solely covers injuries or damage to others and does not extend to your own injuries or property damage.
Uninsured motorist claims provide coverage for accidents involving at-fault drivers without insurance, unregistered or stolen vehicles, or hit-and-run incidents where the at-fault drivers remain unidentified. Underinsured motorist claims, on the other hand, cover accidents where at-fault drivers lack sufficient insurance to cover all damages caused. New York mandates a minimum uninsured motorist coverage of $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident. Ensure you have adequate uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage in your policy to secure compensation in the event of a car accident in New York.
Collision coverage ensures payment for car repairs and replacement costs if the car is totaled due to collisions with another vehicle, objects, or rollovers. On the other hand, comprehensive coverage helps with repairs or replacement after damages caused by non-accident events, including fire, theft, vandalism, weather-related incidents, and other uncontrollable factors. In summary, comprehensive insurance covers incidents beyond the driver’s control, while collision coverage handles damages where the driver has more control.
A deductible is the amount you agree to pay in case of a loss covered by your policy before the insurance company begins covering costs. In an accident, your car insurance company pays for damages up to your policy limit, and you are responsible only for the deductible amount. Higher deductibles lead to lower annual premiums but higher out-of-pocket expenses. Deductibles apply to collision or comprehensive coverage, not liability insurance, and some of our client businesses offer deductible discounts and other premiums to CSN customers.