When you buy a motorcycle, you need to purchase insurance, just like if you had bought a car or truck. As with any other type of insurance, it is good to know what to expect, what might be covered, and where you need a little extra coverage. Here are some areas of coverage to make sure you have in your policy
Bodily Injuries and Motorcycle Damage
Make sure your motorcycle insurance policy includes coverage both for injuries to yourself and damages to your motorcycle. Many motorcycle policies do come with a small amount of bodily injury coverage, but you may want to add to it. You want your bodily injuries covered whether you were at fault for the accident or not. Getting into an accident while on a motorcycle often results in serious injuries, so this is a very important coverage to have with your insurance. Also check to see how much damage to the motorcycle itself will be included so you can repair or replace your bike after a wreck.
Another good area of insurance coverage to be sure you have in your policy is roadside coverage. This is often included in a comprehensive policy, or you can get it as an add-on for a liability insurance policy, though this varies based on the insurance company. With roadside coverage, you will get help if your motorcycle breaks down, if you run out of gas, or if you need to get the motorcycle towed. Like other vehicles, motorcycles often have mechanical issues and need some assistance. When these are covered by your insurance, you can rest easy when something unexpected happens.
Coverage for Accessories
Some motorcycle insurance policies also include coverage for the accessories you need to use. For example, you might be able to get coverage for your bike jacket, helmet, and various other safety equipment. Some accessory coverages also include protection of work you do to your motorcycle, such as new wheels or a custom paint job. Ask the insurance company exactly what is included in the accessories section of the auto insurance policy.
Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage
Not everyone on the road has auto insurance, and the last thing you want to do is have to pay for an accident and injuries you didn't cause. It helps to make sure your motorcycle insurance policy includes uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage. If you are in a collision with another driver that doesn't have adequate insurance or no insurance at all, you still have some financial protection.
Find out more about insurance by speaking with a representative from a agency like Bear River Insurance.Share
12 April 2016
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