Although Arizona has its own mandatory minimum automobile liability requirements, it becomes your choice as to whether you want uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Since it’s estimated that up to 30 percent of all drivers on Arizona roads have no insurance, you’ll want to look into obtaining UM and UIM coverage.
Uninsured motorist coverage offers protection in the event that you or passengers in your vehicle are injured in an accident with an uninsured driver. UM also covers you if you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident. It can also protect members of your household as pedestrians, riding a bicycle, or even when they’re in the vehicle of somebody else. With UM coverage, your insurer pays medical bills, lost earnings, permanent disability or disfigurement, and other damages up to your policy limits.
Because the legislature set the policy limits for mandatory insurance so low, many insured drivers don’t really have sufficient coverage. $15,000 of coverage probably won’t pay for a night in the emergency room and a couple of days in the hospital, It’s wholly insufficient if any type of surgery is required. Like UM coverage, UIM coverage also pays compensatory damages.
We’re independent insurance agents and we live and work in and around Green Valley, AZ. We’re honest with you and we will give you objective and unbiased insurance information. Given the economy we live in, people are reducing their expenses as much as possible. One way they’re cutting costs is by not carrying UM and UIM coverage. This could lead to a serious financial crisis if they become the victims of a negligent uninsured or underinsured driver. If you don’t have UM or UIM coverage, you’ll want to add it to your existing policy today. Get a quote online or call us today. We’ll be available.