Despite the fact that the costs involved with medical treatment and car repairs following motor vehicle accidents have dramatically risen over the past five decades, California’s mandatory minimum liability insurance requirements have remained the same for more than 50 years. Recently, however, the California legislature passed a bill that would increase the minimum mandatory liability insurance requirements for motorists in the state, which is a move that is long overdue.
California’s Current Liability Insurance Law
Under Cal. Veh. Code § 16056, all motorists in the state are required to carry minimum liability insurance in at least the following amounts: