If you live in Hope Hills, NC and caused an accident while drunk driving, you may be worried about your insurance coverage. We at Cross Creek Insurance can assure you that some types of policies will help even if you are drunk driving.
If you have liability insurance on your car, then your policy will cover the accident you cause while driving drunk. That is the purpose of liability insurance: to cover problems that you cause in an accident. However, it will only cover the damage that you cause to others.
For example, if you seriously devastate somebody’s car in an accident and cause them any kind of injury, your insurance will pay for their repair and health bills. However, your liability coverage will have a limit and, if courts decide you must pay these expenses, you will pay the rest once your insurance is done.
And if you are convicted of a DUI offense or any other crime after the accident, your insurance rates will skyrocket. At that point, you are now considered a high-risk driver. While that label won’t stay on your record forever, it will be hard to shake. Thankfully, your policy will not be canceled by your provider because of an accident.
If you are not only drunk but driving recklessly (such as driving at extreme speeds), your legal problems are going to be huge if you are caught. However, your insurance company will still pay for any accidents you cause, as long as you have liability insurance.
The reasons they pay for both drunken driving and reckless driving accidents is simple. While these actions are against the law, you did not engage in them to cause an accident. Therefore, people injured by your actions will still get help from your policy.
Obviously, it is best if Hope Hills, NC residents simply avoid drunk driving completely. And if you live in the area and want great liability insurance, please contact us at Cross Creek Insurance today.