In India, it’s a mandatory to have an insurance cover if you wish to drive your vehicle on road. Every vehicle is insured upon a value based on the manufacturer’s price of the vehicle minus the depreciation costs as per the age of vehicle known as Insured Declared Value. The third party property damage is covered up to costs of around 7-8 lakhs for cars and Rs 1 -2 lakh for a two-wheeler. And there is not such limit on the cover for injury or death of the third party.
Insurance is the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another in exchange for payment. It is a form of risk management primarily used to hedgeagainst the risk of a contingent, uncertain loss. An insurer, or insurance carrier, is selling the insurance; the insured, or policyholder, is the person or entity buying the insurance policy. The amount of money to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage is called the premium. Risk management, the practice of appraisingand controlling risk, has evolved as a discrete field of study and practice.