Liability insurance pays for others' medical expenses and property damage after an accident you were responsible for. In addition, drivers in South Carolina will need to purchase $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident and $25,000 in property damage uninsured motorist coverage to satisfy the state's minimum car insurance requirements.
If South Carolina drivers do not purchase at least the minimum amounts of car insurance coverage required by South Carolina law, they can face penalties for driving without insurance.
Drivers should also consider purchasing other types of car insurance in order to better protect themselves, given that liability insurance does not provide any coverage for the policyholder's own injuries or property. For instance, both collision insurance and comprehensive insurance cover damage to the policyholder's car. You will likely need these types of insurance if your vehicle is financed.
You need enough liability insurance to cover your net worth. Having coverage equal to the value of the assets you own and all the money you have, minus your debt, protects you financially in case of a serious car accident.
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Drivers in South Carolina are required to have at least $25,000 in uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage per person, and up to $50,000 per accident. South Carolina drivers must also have at least $25,000 in uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage per accident. UMBI and UMPD both cover the policyholder and their passengers after an accident caused by a driver with inadequate insurance.
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No, personal injury protection (PIP) is not required in South Carolina. PIP is not even available in South Carolina. Instead of PIP insurance, South Carolina insurance companies offer medical payments insurance (sometimes called MedPay), which helps with hospital bills resulting from a car accident.
MedPay is similar to PIP insurance in that both handle your medical bills even if you cause a car accident. But MedPay covers less than personal injury protection, with no...
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