Understanding the Importance of Car Insurance
July 15, 2010
When those premium bills arrive, people get a little irksome. After all, no one wants to have to pay a bill. It is simply not a pleasurable experience. Then again, if one thinks about it, car insurance provides such a valuable service, paying the monthly premiums should come as a form of piece of mind.
Car insurance is never something to be taken lightly because it provides the safety umbrella of financial security that is required when driving a car. Often, people take the need for insurance for granted because they generally do not have problems driving. In honestly, the vast majority of drivers in the world are sane and safe divers.
Yes, there are a great many reckless drivers on the road, but their numbers are dwarfed by the magnitude of responsible drivers. While this makes for an image of safe roads and hi-ways, it does not mean that there is 100% safety. In fact, there is always the chance of an errant accident.
Car Insurance – The Hidden Guardian Angel
While we do not like to think about it, the fact remains that there can be a great deal of damage to person as well as property. Additionally, we try to avoid thinking about the tremendous financial liability costs that may result from such a situation. This is why car insurance should never be taken for granted as it provides the financial means to survive a liability claim.
Conversely, it does not have to be your car insurance policy that provides you with the financial windfall that will divert economic disaster in the face of a liability claim. How can this be? Because if the other driver is at fault and is properly insured, then you will be able to collect money that you would never had been able to collect if the driver was uninsured. Hence, this is why car insurance in mandatory by law.
Car Insurance and the Law
That little notion about the law is something that should never be overlooked either. Driving without car insurance could lead to suspension of driving privileges and, in some instances, heavy fines or even jail time. As one can see, the state and local governments take matters of properly maintaining one’s insurance responsibility seriously. It is simply not an area that should be neglected.
Maintaining proper car insurance requirements essentially is an act of protection. Follow your responsibilities and you not only protect yourself, but also those on the road. Be mindful and never neglectful.
The foregoing article was written by the author based on experiences she has had. This article is not stated as a legal opinion or as fact but instead is stated as opinion of the author.