Most states mandate that you carry automobile insurance and that you carry a minimum amount of liability insurance. In Nevada, that amount is now 25/50/25. What does that mean? Let's break it down.
Let's say you cause an accident with another vehicle that has a passenger as well as the driver and they're both injured. The drivers injuries total $60,000. The passengers injuries total 10,000. If you have the fore-mentioned liability limits, the driver would only receive $25,000 to pay for his injuries and the passenger, just the $10,000.
So how does the driver recoup the remaining $35,000? The other party could come after you personally. You might have to take out loans or extra mortgages, have your wages garnished, all of which could put you in debt. You might have to sell off your assets—or a collector could take your assets from you forcibly. The DMV might even suspend your license until you’re able to pay.
All of this could have been avoided if you had chosen the higher liability limits that your insurance agent recommends. Minimum limits are not recommended and I hope that this illustration helps you understand why.
As many of you may know, Blue Sky is owned by husband-wife team, Steve & Amy Miller. We opened the agency in 2017 but in 2018 Steve took a brief hiatus to take a role as the Medicare Manager for United Healthcare for the State of Nevada. It was a great experience for Steve, working directly for the largest health insurer in the world.
He gained valuable knowledge and insight that will serve our family owned agency for years to come.
At the end of the day, Steve prefers to run his own business and work directly with individual policy holders... and we are grateful for that!
Welcome back Steve! We missed you!
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