Third-Party Liability coverage is part of your Basic Autoplan and covers you for claims made against you by other drivers after a crash. If the crash was your fault, up to $200,000 of their costs will be covered by your Basic Autoplan.
If you are responsible for a crash, you might also be responsible for paying to repair another vehicle or covering its driver's medical costs. Third-Party Liability coverage protects you against these claims, covering the cost of damage and injuries sustained in a crash that you were at fault for.
If you have Basic Autoplan and own a passenger or light commercial vehicle registered in B.C., you are covered for payments up to $200,000.
If you are the owner of a bus, taxi, limo or heavy commercial vehicle, you are covered for payments up to $1 million.
If you carry dangerous goods in your commercial vehicle, you are covered for payments up to $2 million. See the Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Vehicles web site for more information.
If you are at fault in a crash, the costs claimed against you could be more than $200,000. With only the Basic Autoplan coverage, you would be responsible for the difference.
Ask your Autoplan broker about Extended Third-Party Liability coverage — you could buy coverage for claims up to $5 million.
Found responsible. Whenever a claim is made as a result of a crash, the adjuster has to determine who is at fault, or who is to blame. Sometimes fault is shared between parties involved, depending on the circumstances of the crash. The decision is made based on the rules of the road, as set out in the Motor Vehicle Act, and the information available through firsthand reports, police reports, etc. Learn more
Why would I need more Third Party Liability?
Canadian and U.S. courts often award damages that are much higher than $200,000. In fact, injury awards sometimes exceed $1 million. Without Extended Third Party Liability coverage, you are responsible for paying any amounts above the $200,000 covered by Basic Autoplan. While many motorists purchase Extended Third Party Liability coverage of $1 million, the majority of our customers purchase limits of $2 million or more.
All coverages are quoted in Canadian dollars. If you will be driving in the U.S., remember that any damages claimed against you there will be in U.S. dollars!