States set their own requirements for the auto insurance their citizens should have in place. In Arizona, the law is slightly different from most states. If you need auto insurance, or you want to add to your auto insurance, call us now at San Marcos Insurance Group in Chandler, AZ to talk with an agent.
A Fault State
Some states are no-fault states, requiring coverage for themselves for bodily injury no matter who was responsible for the accident. However, Arizona does have fault rules. If someone has been found to be responsible for causing an accident, they are at fault for it. They have to be financially responsible for the accident.
The main rule for Arizona drivers is that the driver has to take financial responsibility for an accident they cause, and they must be able to prove that they are able to do so. For most people in the state, this is done by getting auto insurance. There are mandatory minimum amounts for the bodily injury liability for each person and another amount per accident. It also requires property damage liability coverage that comes with its own mandatory coverage minimum.
Another way that drivers can legally prove that they can be responsible for an accident is to have a specific amount in a certificate of deposit. This has to be kept by the Arizona State Treasurer’s Office, and the driver must show proof of this money is available.
Both of these options may be too small to take care of a serious accident, however. It’s a smart decision to add to them so that you can pay for serious accidents that have a lot of injuries and property damage.
Get Your Insurance Policy
To get your auto insurance policy, call us at San Marcos Insurance Group in Chandler, AZ to make your appointment with an agent.