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Other Types of Automobile Insurance Coverage in NC

Posted in Accidents, Automobile insurance, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents on Fri March 24, 2017



In previous blog posts we discussed the different types of automobile insurance available in North Carolina.

The coverages below may be purchased in addition to your basic automobile coverage. You will be charged an additional premium for electing these options.

Automobile Death Indemnity, Specific Disability and Total Disability Benefits Coverage

This endorsement will provide a benefit for death, dismemberment, specific disability and total disability resulting from an automobile accident.

Miscellaneous Type Vehicle Endorsement

Motorcycles,

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Uninsured and Underinsurance Automobile Coverage

Posted in Accidents, Automobile insurance, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal injury on Fri March 17, 2017



Uninsured Coverage

First, you need to understand the difference in these two types of coverages.  Uninsured coverage (abbreviated as UM on your declarations page) is for situations where the person who caused the accident did not have insurance at the time of the accident (even though to not have insurance is against the law).  It is required in all automobile insurance policies and covers personal injuries and property damage you might sustain due to another person’s negligence in causing the wreck.  

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Collision and Comprehensive Automobile Insurance Coverage in NC

Posted in Automobile insurance, Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal injury on Fri March 10, 2017



When your car is damaged in an accident, it is possible that the person who caused the accident may not have enough coverage to repair or replace your vehicle.  If you have optional collision coverage in your own automobile insurance policy, it can be used to help pay for this damage.  Using your collision coverage will not increase your insurance premium unless you were at fault.

Also, sometimes when you are involved in an accident the other insurance may move slowly in paying for your car. 

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Medical Payments (Medpay) Coverage in your Automobile Insurance Policy

Posted in Automobile insurance, Insurance, Insurance Claim, Insurance Policy on Fri March 3, 2017



Medical Payments Coverage (Medpay) is included in most automobile insurance policies but few people even know it is there or what it is.  Medpay is an optional coverage, but because it is so expensive, most insurance agents automatically include it with your insurance premium.

What is Medpay?

Medpay is similar to a small health insurance policy.  Generally, the limits are between $500 and $5,000 and the premium for Medpay is only a few dollars more.  The purpose of Medpay is to reimburse you for any medical expenses you incur as a result of being injured by someone else in an automobile accident. 

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What type of automobile insurance should I have in NC? (Part II)

Posted in Accidents, Automobile insurance, Injuries, Insurance, Insurance Policy on Fri February 24, 2017



Last time we discussed liability limits for your automobile insurance coverage and the danger of not having enough coverage.  In Part II we are going to discuss other ways to protect your assets in addition to increasing your automobile insurance limits.

Insurance, Liability & Personal Property

First, you should be sure that your car is only titled in one name.  Often couples think they should have both names on everything they own, such as a house or car. 

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Is your insurance company acting in bad faith?

Posted in Automobile insurance on Tue May 24, 2016



For those who have just experienced their first motor vehicle accident, they might be shocked to realize just how much red tape and administrative work is involved in receiving compensation – not only the compensation that might be owed to you from the at-fault party, but compensation that comes from your own insurance policy.

Fortunately, there is a legal process in place designed to help you hold your insurance carrier accountable for the money you are owed.

In general,

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Make sure that your automobile insurance policy has underinsurance coverage in the event of an automobile accident.

Posted in Automobile insurance on Tue February 4, 2014



Did you know that in North Carolina, a person is only required to have $30,000 in automobile liability insurance coverage? With the rising cost of health care and mandatory diagnostic medical procedures, a person seriously injured in an automobile accident may face medical expenses in excess of $30,000 in a matter of a day or two. That is why it is imperative that your insurance policy contain underinsurance coverage, sometimes called UIM.

UIM coverage means that if the person who caused the accident does not have enough insurance to pay you for your medical bills,

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The Importance of Knowing Your Automobile Insurance Coverages

Posted in Automobile insurance on Wed February 10, 2010



In North Carolina there are basically six types of typical automobile insurance coverage. (1) there is liability coverage which pays others that you might hurt with your car. Currently, the minimum limits are 30K per person up to 60K per accident; (2) there is property damage liability coverage to repair someone’s car you have had struck; (3) there is collision coverage which will pay for your car’s damage – even if it is your fault. Collision coverage is not required by law –

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