In the summer, the warm weather may call to you to hit the open road on your motorcycle. Before you do, make sure you have the right motorcycle insurance to give you peace of mind and make your ride a whole lot smoother.
The following are the three major categories of motorcycle insurance:
Comprehensive Physical Damage. This type of policy will cover your costs if there’s a fire, theft, severe weather, falling debris, or if you hit—or are hit by—an animal. It will also protect you if your vehicle is vandalized in any way. This is a good all-around policy to choose. If you decide to purchase it, we recommend that you purchase more than the minimum to cover any accessories or custom parts.
Bodily Injury Liability. This type of motorcycle insurance is legally required by most states. It covers the medical costs incurred by other parties—NOT your medical costs. To cover your own costs, you’ll need something called Medical Parts Coverage, which includes injuries to your passengers, dental care and even funeral expenses. Bodily Liability will cover another party’s doctor visits and hospital stays. It also includes physical therapy, lost wages from work, medications and funeral expenses—all for the other party.
Collision Insurance. If you opt for this type of insurance, you will only be paid up to the current cash value of your bike after an accident after you’ve paid your deductible. For this reason, it’s not worth getting if your bike would be a total loss after an accident. But do consider getting it if your motorcycle is worth more than the cost to repair it.
For any type of motorcycle policies, insurance companies will take many factors into consideration. First, they’ll look at your driving history. Have you had many accidents in the past? They will also look at your age and gender, as well as your bike’s make and model.
Be prepared to pay a higher cost for motorcycle insurance, especially when you’ll be venturing out on the busy highways of Massachusetts. If you’d like to save some money, bundling can help greatly reduce some of the costs.
At Zawada, we’ll work with you to help you bundle your insurance policies so you can get the best prices—and also make sure that you’re getting only what makes sense for your needs, and nothing you don’t need. Sometimes insurance companies will try to talk you into policies that just don’t make sense for your situation. If you don’t have $5,000 or more extra dollars’ worth of luxury accessories on your motorcycle, why pay more to protect it?
These are just a few examples of how we work with you to help you get the insurance that best meets your needs.
Zawada Insurance Agency is your all-in-one resource for helping you find the right coverage for you and your family. We’re a family-owned and operated independent insurance agency, working to get you the most comprehensive coverage at a competitive price.
For more information about motorcycle, car, life, homeowner and other insurance coverages, please contact Zawada Insurance Agency today at (508) 831-0133.
Zawada Insurance Agency, Inc. located in Worcester, Massachusetts, serving central Massachusetts and beyond.