American Auto Insurance Coverages In Illinois
Bodily injury liability
Bodily injury liability insurance covers people, not just vehicles. It protects you if you injure or kill someone while operating your car. And if another person in an accident sues you, this coverage provides for a legal defense.
Uninsured motorists coverage
Uninsured motorist coverage helps you pay for damages caused by a driver who doesn’t have car insurance. If you’re hurt or your car is damaged in a crash caused by such a driver, this coverage will help pay for costs, up to the limits in your policy.
Comprehensive physical damage coverage
This covers losses that aren’t the result of a collision. For example, comprehensive insurance covers damage to your car if it is stolen, damaged by flood or fire. If you’re financing or leasing your car, your lender likely requires comprehensive coverage.
If you can’t drive your car for reasons covered under comprehensive or collision insurance, this coverage puts you in a rental vehicle (usually up to $25 a day). You may add rental coverage to your policy by calling our Customer Call Center 773-202-5060.
Property damage liability
Property damage liability insurance protects you if your car damages someone else’s property. It also provides you with a legal defense if someone files a lawsuit against you. Some minimum amount of both types of liability car insurance is typically required by states.
Usually pays for the medical expenses of anyone in your car who is injured. It’s an optional form of auto insurance that typically covers the policyholder, family members driving the car, and any passengers. This coverage applies no matter who’s at fault.
Pays for damage to your car when your car is hit, or it is hit by another vehicle or other object. Collision coverage helps pay to repair or replace your vehicle if it’s damaged or destroyed in an accident with another car, regardless of who is at fault.
SR22 car insurance policy
You need an SR22 car insurance policy if your license has been suspended or revoked because you were driving without insurance. To reinstate your driver’s license, the secretary of state’s office requires you to have an SR22 policy with at least minimum liability coverage.