The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark search twitter facebook feed linkedin instagram google-plus avvo phone envelope checkmark mail-reply spinner error close
Skip to main content

Those of us who practice personal injury law in Texas  don’t normally get any good news from the Texas legislature.  But we did receive a small nugget last session.  Effective April 1, the minimum limits for automobile liability policies increased from $20,000 per person/$40,000 per wreck to $25,000 per person/$50,000 per wreck.

The limits are the maximum that an insurance policy will pay per wreck.  For example, with a $25,000/$50,000 policy, the most the liability insurance company is liable to pay for any one claimant in a wreck is $25,000, and the most the liability company is liable to pay in total for all claimants (regardless of the number) is $50,000.   Obviously, if there are several people injured in a wreck, then the claimants are often left fighting over the $50,000 because it is not enough money to compensate all the victims for their injuries.


Comments are closed.

Of Interest