Legal Issues Relating to Auto Insurance in Nevada

First, it’s required by state law to have a minimum amount of auto insurance coverage. If you cause an accident and hurt someone, you have the insurance company to defend you and to pay if it is determined that you were at fault.

It’s there for peace of mind in the event you hurt someone.

Q: Why would I want uninsured motorists coverage as well?

Uninsured motorists insurance is the most important coverage because it covers you in the event you get hurt by someone who is without insurance or underinsured. Typically, everyone has the minimum limit, and if you are seriously hurt, there is $25,000 at least to cover you.

Types of Auto Insurance Claims

There are two primary types of auto insurance claims. First, there might be a claim to get your car fixed and second, if you cause an accident you have liability limits, which cover you when you cause a car accident or injury.

Q: Would my auto insurance cover damage to non-vehicles, like a flagpole or fire hydrant?

Yes, if you are in your automobile and cause the accident.

Q: What are the penalties if I don’t have auto insurance and I get in an accident?

To get a driver’s license you have to show proof of insurance. However, if you let it lapse, for example, you could face a ticket and penalty for not having insurance.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]