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Automobile Insurance Made Easy

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Automobile Insurance Made Easy

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Texas law requires people who drive in Texas to be able to pay for the accidents they cause. Most drivers do this by buying automobile liability insurance. Liability insurance pays to repair or replace the other driver's car and pays other people's medical expenses. It does not pay to repair or replace your car or for your injuries.

You must have at least the minimum amount of liability coverage required by the state's financial responsibility law. The current minimum liability are $30,000 for each injured person, up to total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. This basic coverage is called "30/60/25" coverage.

Because of car prices and the high cost of medical care, the minimum amouts might not be enough if you cause an accident. If your liability limits are too low to pay for all of the other driver's costs, the driver may sue you to collect the difference. To protect yourself financially, consider buying more than the basic limits.

Proof of Financial Responsibility

When you buy an auto policy, your insurance company will send you a proof-of-insurance card. You will need to show proof of insurance when you

Ther are penalties for violating the state's financial responsibility laws. A first conviction will result in a fine between $175 and $350. Subsequent convictions could result in fines of $350 to $1,000, suspension of your driver's license, and impoundment of your automobile.

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