If you're a motorcycle rider, every state in the union is going to mandate that you have motorcycle insurance. The minimum, which is some form of liability, may suit some drivers and motor vehicles, but it is never a wise choice for motorcycles. Riding a motorcycle is just more risk-inherent. Basically, this type of a policy should be purchased by anyone who owns and operates a motorcycle, whether it is on a daily basis or just every once in a while.
To get started, you simply choose the kind of coverage desired. Each type of coverage has different premium rates and the more insurance coverage chosen, the more the premiums will be, though when one opts for a higher deductible, he or she can often mitigate some of these premium costs. Usually you then make your premium payments for one year of coverage with either an upfront total payment, (sometimes at a discount), or you can choose to pay monthly. Should you have an accident, you then file a claim with your agent. Generally the insurance company will then compensate you for your costs as promised in the policy details.
Bodily injury and property damage coverage pays for any costs that result from the injuring of others in an accident. It also pays out for property damage due to the accident. Personal injury coverage is what pays for the costs resulting from personal injuries the rider might have had during the accident. It can also compensate for any lost income that is endured while injured and unable to be employed. Medical coverage is the aspect of a policy coverage that can pay for any treatment costs resulting from an accident. It also helps to pay for the medical costs of any passengers you might have had on the back of your bike in the accident. Comprehensive coverage is helpful as it can pay for a new motorcycle if yours is stolen or destroyed. This coverage also can pay for any parts and repairs needed after the accident. It also gives coverage for medical and liability costs to others involved in the accident should you be at fault. And there is also towing and roadside assistance coverage that can come in handy if you need roadside assistance or a tow to a mechanic.