Types Of Insurance
Riding a motorcycle is a fantastic experience that provides independence on the open road. Motorcycles are an increasingly common means of transportation because they provide a more cost-effective alternative to driving a car, truck, or SUV. Motorcycle accidents, unfortunately, can result in serious injuries or fatalities. All drivers must know strategies to increase motorcycle safety on the road, and all motorcycle riders should be aware of their essential types of insurance.
At Mapp, Mapp, and Klein, we recognize the need for adequate insurance coverage to protect yourself as a rider. Here are a few types of insurance we recommend as lawyers that will assist you in receiving proper compensation if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.
First is liability insurance, a fundamental coverage for all motorcycle riders. This type of insurance protects you from financial liabilities if found at fault in an accident that causes injury or property damage to others. In the event of a lawsuit against you, this insurance covers the injured party’s medical expenses and property repair costs as well as your legal fees. Adequate liability insurance is crucial, as motorcycle accidents can result in significant property damage and injuries.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage
Unfortunately, not all drivers have sufficient, or even any, insurance coverage. Accordingly, uninsured/underinsured insurance becomes essential as it will protect you if you are involved in an accident with one of these drivers. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage helps cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages if the legally liable party lacks insurance or has insufficient insurance. This coverage is essential for motorcycle riders, as they are more vulnerable to severe injuries in accidents.
Med Pay Coverage
Occasionally, motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Medical payment coverage, also known as “med-pay,” helps cover medical expenses for you and your passengers, regardless of who is at fault. Even if you already have health insurance, it can provide additional financial support for hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other possible out-of-pocket medical costs. Med-pay coverage is particularly crucial for motorcyclists as they are more exposed to severe injuries due to the lack of physical protection that enclosed vehicles provide.
Comprehensive and Collision Coverage
Last is comprehensive and collision coverage, which are often bundled together and cover damage to your motorcycle. Comprehensive coverage protects against damage caused by incidents other than collisions, such as theft, vandalism, or natural disasters. Collision coverage, on the other hand, covers damage to your motorcycle in the event of a collision with another vehicle or object. These coverages ensure that your motorcycle can be repaired or replaced in case of damage or loss.
We Are Here to Help:
Now that you are aware of the types of insurance essential for motorcycle riders, it’s time to start protecting yourself with the right insurance coverage. By investing in liability insurance, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, medical payments coverage, and comprehensive and collision coverage, you have a better chance of receiving enough compensation to cover your medical expenses, pain, suffering, missed time from work, etc. A personal injury attorney can provide an accurate estimate of what your case is worth and will handle everything from obtaining your medical bills to negotiating with the insurance company.
We are happy to provide valuable guidance in determining the proper coverage limits and policy options tailored to your specific needs. Ride safely and protect yourself with enough insurance coverage to enjoy the freedom of the open road responsibly.