Your auto policy is in place to protect you, your passengers, and other drivers, but does it also protect the passengers of the person that you are involved in an accident with? For those that live in the Lynnwood, WA area, the agents with Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc can help you to find out just what your policy covers and what you need to add to your coverage.
When it comes to the passengers in the other driver’s car, in most cases they will have to sue or make a claim against the insurance of the driver in the car that they were a passenger. In some cases, your insurance will cover the deductible for the other driver’s policy which will then pay out to the passenger. For the most part, the only person that is responsible for the cost of the passenger is the driver of the car that they are riding in. You can add more or less coverage for your passengers. Many insurance companies will pay your passenger the minimum liability which in most states is about $10,000.
It is important also to note that if you have full coverage insurance your passengers may be entitled to more than the minimum liability coverage amount. You can customize the amount of coverage depending on how often you have passengers and other factors as well. If you have passengers that are in your car at the time of an accident, your insurance is going to cover their costs in most cases which means that your insurance is going to be liable only for your passengers. For those in the Lynnwood, WA area, the agents with Sound Choice Insurance Agency Inc can help you to find the right policy for you and for your passengers.