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As a Trusted Choice agency, we are dedicated to you and are committed to treating you as a person, not a policy. This commitment means that we shall:
- Work with you to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for you, your family or your business, and use our access to multiple companies to deliver those products.
- Guide you through the claims process for a prompt and fair resolution of your claim.
- Help solve problems related to your coverage or account.
- Explain the coverage and options available to you through our agency at your request.
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- Use our experience and multiple company relationships to customize your coverage as needed.
- Commit our staff to continuing education so they may be more knowledgeable in serving you.
- Treat you with respect and courtesy.
- Conduct our business in an ethical manner.
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Are Your Insurance Limits High Enough?
by Rachel Beavan
You may have seen a recent tv commercial showing a young man and his parents in a courtroom. They have just found out that they have to pay for a lawsuit settlement that exceeds their insurance limits. Can this really happen? You bet!
There is another tv commercial where an attorney is telling you that if you are on a jury, you cannot base a judgment against someone on their insurance limits. This is a bit more confusing, but what he is telling you is that if you are sued for an auto accident, a jury will determine how much you owe the other party without knowing what your insurance limits are. There is a good chance they could decide that you owe more than your insurance limits.
If that happens, where does the money come from? It could come from your savings, college funds or your IRA. You could be forced to sell some of your assets. Your wages could be garnished. The answer is…the extra money comes from you.
In a turbulent economy, most people only think about how much their insurance will cost them. If your insurance agent is doing his job, he or she will give you options in coverage limits based on your individual situation. What do you have to lose if you are the one in that court room facing that jury?
How do you know what your insurance limits are? Look on your policy. Texas requires minimum auto insurance limits of $25,000 per person for bodily injury up to $50,000 per accident, regardless of the number of people in the car. If you cause an accident, and the other party requires surgery, how far will $25,000 take you? If the operation is $50,000, your insurance company will only pay the top limit of $25,000. Are you financially prepared to pay for the rest? Wouldn’t you rather spend that $25,000 on something for your family?
How do you know what insurance limits are right for you? Your agent should be talking to you about this. Here’s where to start…make a list of all of your assets. This includes your home, your cars, your checking and savings accounts. Then consider your household income. How much do you need to protect? That will give you an idea of what insurance limits are right for you. Then talk to your agent before you end up in the courtroom.