- Bodily Injury Liability Coverage
Bodily injury liability coverage is a basic form of cover typical of an automobile insurance policy.
This insurance covers the medical expenses and lost wages etc. of injured third-party, if the insured is found to be at fault.
This coverage pays for liability exceeding the maximum amount covered by Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance (CALI).
- Property Damage Liability Coverage
If the insured is found to be at fault, this insurance covers the repairs or replacement costs of damaged cars and other property.
*There was a recent case where the driver at fault in a traffic accident paid about 530 million yen in bodily injury damages, and about 260 million yen for property damage. Therefore, we strongly recommend that the amount of bodily injury liability insurance and property damage liability insurance be set as unlimited.
Coverage for Yourself
- Personal Injury Protection
Regardless of who is at fault, personal injury protection can help cover a total loss, including lost wages and medical expenses, etc. for you and your passengers after an accident.
- Passengers’ Personal Accident Coverage
Compared to “Personal Injury Protection”, this coverage pays a certain amount of loss if the driver or passengers of the insured vehicle are injured in an accident.
- Coverage for Personal Accident Caused by the Insured
This coverage pays when the driver or passengers die or are injured in an accident caused by a driver that is not covered by CALI (such as a collision with a utility pole due to a driving error).
- Uninsured Motorist Coverage
This coverage pays when the driver or passengers die or suffer permanent disability by the following cases:
|Being hit by an automobile that is not insured against bodily injury liability.|
|Being hit by an automobile whose driver does not have sufficient means to pay the damages.|
|Being hit-and-run and the person as fault can not be identified.|
- Damage to Own Vehicle (Collision and Comprehensive) Coverage
This coverage pays for accidental damage to your vehicle.
General vehicle damage coverage, and coverage for limited perils with affordable premiums are available.
|Typhoon, flood, tidal wave|
*In general, the coverage for limited perils with affordable premiums does not cover self-incurred accident and hit-and-run.
- Classified Rating System
For automobile insurance, a classified rating system is used, which means that the grade of the policyholder goes up or down depending on his/her accident history during the policy period.
His/Her premium for the following year will decrease or increase accordingly.
- Driver’s Age Limit Restrictions
When purchasing an automobile insurance policy, a premium discount is available if a condition to restrict the age of the driver is added.
- Discount for a Vehicle Driven by the Policyholder and Family Members Only
This system offers a discount on premiums to the policyholder who limits the driver of the insured vehicle to the policyholder and his/her family members.
However, policies issued under this discount system do not cover any accidents caused by drivers who are not family members of the policyholder.
*Please note that the explanations about the general insurance referred above are based on the Japanese laws and practices. Please also note that the explanations referred above are examples. Actually, they may vary depending on each circumstance.
When you wish to obtain a voluntary automobile insurance
Please ask at the car dealer where you purchased your vehicle.
General insurance companies or insurance agents that offer CALI can also provide information.
Before signing a contract, we recommend consulting your acquaintance who is able to understand policy terms and conditions in Japanese.
*A general insurance contract is agreed under certain terms and conditions. Therefore, you need to understand the details of the coverage when you make a contract. Japanese general insurance companies provide their policy terms and conditions only in Japanese.