New Jersey Auto Insurance
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REQUIRED COVERAGES IN NEW JERSEY
Liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage claims resulting from an accident that is primarily your fault. The limits in your policy are the maximum amounts your insurance company will pay for bodily injury and property damage claims.
New Jersey's Financial Responsibility law requires you to maintain liability limits* of at least:
$15,000 | Bodily Injury per Person
The first number is the maximum amount that your policy will pay for bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in any one (1) accident.
$30,000 | Bodily Injury per Accident
The maximum amount that your policy will pay for bodily injury to or death of two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, subject to the $15,000 per person limit.
$5,000 | Property Damage
The maximum amount that your policy will pay for injury to or destruction of property of others in an accident.
*Liability limits are typically expressed as three amounts separated by slashes written as 15/30/5 or 15,000/30,000/5,000.
Proof of Financial Responsibility & Penalties
Under New Jersey law, you are required to provide documentary proof of Financial Responsibility when registering your vehicle or at the request of law enforcement officials. In addition, insurers must report policy terminations to the DMV.
If you are unable to produce proof of liability coverage when requested, the penalties can be harsh, including driver's license suspension for up to two years, fines ranging from $300 to $5,000 and possible imprisonment for 14 to 30 days.
In addition to these statutory penalties, if you cannot show proof of financial responsibility, fail to pay a judgment entered against you for damages resulting from an automobile accident, or need to reinstate your license after conviction for certain types of violations, you will be required to obtain an SR-22 Certificate of Financial Responsibility.
RELATED LINKSNew Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
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