What is legal protection on car insurance?

There are a few reasons you might need motor legal protection. Here’s a quick guide to where adding legal expenses cover to your car insurance policy might come in handy. 

Daniel Hutson From the Motor team
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When else might I need legal expenses insurance?

If you’re accused of a motoring offence, you may find you need to pay for a legal defence. Similarly, you could find yourself involved in a dispute when it comes to buying, selling or repairing a car. If either scenario goes to court, you’ll be covered for fees via legal expenses insurance.

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How do I add legal protection to my car insurance?  

Legal protection doesn’t come as standard – you’ll need to add it as an optional extra. Speak to your insurance provider for advice on doing so. 

Can I claim on my legal expenses insurance if the accident is my fault?

If you’re to blame for an accident, you won’t be able to claim on your legal expenses cover.  

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How much does it cost to add legal expense cover to your car insurance? 

Adding legal protection to your car insurance shouldn’t be a huge expense. You’re probably looking at £20 to £30 a year.  

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