How much do you get from a car accident?

One of my friends got into an accident, and they’ve been complaining about bills. I thought they had excellent insurance, but it seems like they didn’t. How much do people generally get for an accident from their insurance?

Answer
I’m sorry to hear your friend was in an accident and they didn’t get the support they expected from their insurance. Most people get, on average, $21,000, from their insurance, but that depends on the type of insurance and the details of the accident.
There are 13 different types of car insurance, and each one has a different job.
The most common types of insurance (and often required by a state or lender) are:
  • Liability, which covers other people’s injuries and property.
  • Collision covers your car when you get into an accident.
  • Comprehensive covers things that happen to your car that don’t involve another vehicle.
Your friend clearly feels like they don’t have the right insurance coverage if they’ve been stuck with so many bills. You might want to recommend the Jerry app to them. Jerry compares personalized quotes from the top 50 providers, including Nationwide, Allstate, and Travelers, and delivers the best deals to their phone for free. The average Jerry driver saves $879 a year on car insurance!
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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