You loaned your car to a friend or family member and then you get a phone call that they have been in an automobile accident. After ensuring that they are not injured, you may begin to wonder whether your insurance or their insurance will cover the accident. Here is some information you need to know if your friend was involved in an accident while driving your vehicle in Las Vegas, NV.
Auto Insurance Follow the Car, Not the Driver
It is important to understand that, for the most part, auto insurance follows the vehicle you are insuring, not the driver. This is why you may not always be covered when renting a car or driving someone else’s vehicles. Unless the policy specifically states otherwise, the policy is specifically in place for the car.
Excluded Versus Non-Excluded Drivers
When you take out an auto insurance policy, you need to pay close attention to non-excluded versus excluded drivers. If you have a roommate, close friend or family member who is considered to be a risk by the insurance company, they may be listed as an excluded driver. They may have a lot of tickets or DUI’s. Regardless, an excluded driver is not covered by your auto insurance policy, so they should not be driving your vehicle. If the person is not listed as an excluded driver, they are considered to be a non-excluded driver and will be covered as long as they have a valid driver’s license.
If you have a friend who frequently drives your car, or you are shopping around for a policy that will cover others, give Sage Insurance Services Inc. a call today. They are an auto insurance company that serves the Las Vegas area. They can help you find the right policy with all the coverage you need, at a price you can afford.