Motor legal protection, also known as motor legal cover provides a revolutionary way to lower car insurance costs, and can help drivers of all ages. It’s certainly not news to anyone that young motorists receive a lot of bad press, and recent findings by the RAC Foundation showed that one in five will be involved in a road accident within six months of starting out. Regardless of who is at fault, these figures emphasise that it is now more important than ever for drivers aged 24 and under to seriously consider covering their backs with motor legal protection.
Motor legal protection is designed to help you recover your losses in the event of a motor-related accident that wasn’t your fault. The policy will pay lawyer fees up to £100,000 to help you recover any uninsured losses (such as claims for personal injury, vehicle repair costs, car hire charges, loss of earnings and any policy excess). A trend amongst young people is to opt for the most basic level of car insurance, third-party cover, to reduce the soaring premiums they’re faced with. Motor legal expenses insurance provides a savvy way of increasing your level of cover on top of this, all without breaking the bank.
A 2013 survey conducted by One Poll highlighted the lack of confidence many young motorists feel after passing their test. 29% reported feeling completely unprepared to drive alone after passing their test, and considering the statistics stacked against them, it’s no surprise many feel this way. Motor legal protection can help relieve some of this anxiety and leave you knowing that, should you be involved in an accident that was not your fault, you’ll have the support you need in claiming back your uninsured losses.
The average price of young drivers’ first cars is also a cost that has risen, according to a One Poll survey conducted this year. It shows that, in contrast to their parent’s generation, this figure has gone up by £1,225. A likely factor in this is financial support from parents, with 27% of kids admitting that their first car was bought for them. This compares to only 10% of people over 55 receiving help in buying their first set of wheels when they were setting out, and hits home the fact that, in order to protect their investment, parents should be ensuring their children have motor legal expenses insurance.
Many customers don’t actually understand the benefits of having motor legal protection, seeing it more as a costly add-on pushed by their insurance providers. Often, this can be true: some companies will charge you as much as £30 for this service. Buying it as a stand-alone product instead can give you the freedom to find a better deal, as some providers will offer it from as little as £6.75 a year.
Get It or Regret It
No-one likes to spend unnecessarily, and managing money when you’re young can sometimes seem like an impossible task. But I’m sure many of us have regretted not taking out insurance before it was too late, and with the peace of mind provided by motor legal cover, at least you’ll know that you won’t be stung by any unexpected fees. When you compare it to the amount you’d have to cough up without this cover, it’s a no-brainer.