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Know Your Insurance: Commercial Auto Insurance

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Whether transporting materials and tools to worksites, hauling goods for deliveries or driving to meet clients—companies of all kinds rely on safe and functioning vehicles to serve customers and generate profit. As such, it’s important to protect your drivers and vehicles through the proper insurance coverage. That’s why many organizations turn to commercial auto insurance, which can provide the following benefits:

  1. Liability coverage—Collisions don’t just impact vehicles—they can cause expensive damage to nearby property and valuables. In these instances, commercial auto insurance can provide a range of protection if and when you damage another person’s vehicle or property in an accident.
  2. Physical damage and collision protection—Following an accident, you or your employees may need to pay for vehicle repairs—both for your own vehicle and any vehicles you hit. Commercial auto insurance can reimburse policyholders for the costs of vehicle repairs they may need following a crash, regardless of who is at fault.
  3. Medical payment and lawsuit coverage—Collisions often result in bodily harm and expensive medical costs for you and those involved in an accident. Commercial auto insurance policies offer some protection for these expenses and can cover medical costs, lost wages and even legal expenses should a lawsuit be brought against you.
  4. Comprehensive coverage—Collisions aren’t the only source of vehicle damage your business needs to consider. Commercial auto insurance can provide comprehensive protection for damages that are unrelated to an accident (e.g., losses related to theft, floods, vandalism and fires).

Commercial auto insurance isn’t just for large fleets. Any car, truck, van or similar vehicle used as part of your operations needs to be covered. To learn more about commercial auto insurance and to secure a policy of your own, contact Marshall & Sterling, Inc. today.

 

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