What's covered under an auto policy?

Your auto policy may include the following coverages:

Bodily injury liability

This covers injuries that you, the designated driver or policyholder causes to someone else. It also covers you and the family members you list in your policy when driving someone else's car (with their permission).

Personal injury protection (PIP)

PIP pays for treating injuries to the driver and other people in the car.

Property damage liability

This pays for damage you or whoever is driving your car (with your permission) causes to someone's property, such as their vehicle. But it can also include fences, telephone poles or structures you hit with your car.

Collision

This pays for damage to your car if you collide with another car or object, or your car flips over. It can also pay for damage to your car due to driving over potholes.

Comprehensive

This will reimburse you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a collision with another car or object. This could include fire, vandalism or contact with an animal, such as a deer.

Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage

This reimburses you if you, a family member or your designated driver is hit by an uninsured or hit-and-run driver.

Updated 07/22/2014

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