|ASSET PROTECTION NEWSLETTER
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists coverage can be confusing to consumers. Many insurance carriers and agents may suggest carrying lower limits for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage to save a little money.
This month's newsletter will hopefully give a better understanding of how this very important coverage protects you and your assets from the biggest unknown on the roadways...actions of others. The other drivers around you may not have more than the state minimum liability limits. They may be undocumented or they simply may be breaking the law by driving with no insurance. Regardless, reducing coverage that protects you from these scenarios out of your control is not prudent.
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Victims Pay the Price for
Even though not carrying auto insurance is against the law in most states, it happens more often than most people realize. The Insurance Research Council ( www.ircweb.org
) reports about one in seven at-fault drivers in a collision with another vehicle will be uninsured.
According to Steve Cox, Vice President of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, based in Arlington, VA, what happens to the insured victim after this type of accident can be upsetting and expensive. Instead of the at-fault driver's auto insurance policy covering the victim's costs for medical expenses, vehicle repairs and a replacement rental car, it ends up being the victim's responsibility to pay for everything.
Uninsured motorist coverage is not obligatory in every state and therefore, some insured drivers are not covered
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