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How Much Car Insurance Do You Really Need?

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Under Connecticut law, motorists who register their vehicles on public roads must carry minimum insurance coverage—both for their own protection against liability and to guard against harm they may suffer at the hands of others. We examine these minimum requirements in detail here.

While there is no upper limit to the amount of insurance coverage a motorist can carry in this state, there is a minimum level required to legally operate a motor vehicle. These minimums apply in two areas: Liability Coverage and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) Coverage.

About Liability Coverage

Liability Coverage protects drivers against liability—and helps cover the cost of any property damage or injuries they may cause to others if they are involved in an accident where they are found at fault. Connecticut requires motorists carry the following minimums:

  • $25,000 bodily injury per person/per accident
  • $50,000 total bodily injury for each accident
  • $25,000 in total property damage per accident

About UM/UIM Coverage 

UM/UIM coverage exists to protect a motorist in the event of an accident caused by a driver who is uninsured—or a driver who does not carry sufficient liability coverage to address those medical bills which may result from an accident. Connecticut law requires that driver’s carry:

  • $25,000 UM/UIM coverage per person
  • $50,000 total coverage per accident

Electronic Proof of Insurance

In Connecticut, motorists do not need to carry a paper insurance card—provided they can present digital proof of insurance coverage. This information—typically available through an insurance company’s mobile app—can be accessed using a cell phone or other mobile device if needed.

According to Allstate, 48 states currently accept electronic proof of insurance. Only Massachusetts, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia do not. Neighboring Massachusetts—it is worth noting—includes the driver’s required insurance information on their vehicle’s registration document.

We Can Help

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced Connecticut Car Accident Injury Lawyer at your side. Let Carter Mario Injury Lawyers protect your rights—and fight to secure full, fair compensation for your losses. Just call 203-701-7144 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.

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