The state minimum auto insurance coverage in Illinois
|Bodily Injury Per Person||$25,000||Each person you injured in an accident that you cause would receive $25,000, up to your policy limit.|
|Bodily Injury Per Accident||$50,000||The maximum your insurance would pay out for an accident you caused. At state minimums, this would cover 2 people in the other car. Anything above this limit would need to be paid out of pocket.|
|Property Damage Per Accident||$20,000||The maximum your insurance company would pay to cover damage to the other driver’s vehicle in an accident.|
Although each state sets a minimum liability amount, it’s good practice to review coverage options with your insurance agent. State minimums may not cover you as much as you’d like in the case of a serious accident. Liability coverage does not cover damage to your car or costs from your injuries.
|Bodily Injury Per Person||$25,000||The maximum your insurance would pay for your injuries or your passengers injuries in the event of an accident involving an uninsured or underinsured driver.|
|Bodily Injury Per Accident||$50,000||The maximum your insurance would pay out per accident involving an underinsured or uninsured driver.|
Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is only required in some states, but it will protect you if you get into an accident with a motorist without the proper insurance coverage. Uninsured or underinsured motorists can end up costing you due to another driver’s negligence.
Other types of auto insurance you can add to your policy are:
Collision coverage will help pay for damages to your car in the event that your car hits another vehicle or an object, such as a building or guard rail.
Comprehensive coverage will cover damage to your car that isn’t caused by an accident, such as a vandalism or theft. It also covers fire, weather damage, and animal collisions.
Medical payments help pay for you or your passengers if they get hurt in an accident in your vehicle.
Personal Injury Protection will help with costs beyond medical in the event of an accident. It will help pay for medical expenses, work loss, and even funeral costs.
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Insurance in Illinois
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Weird driving laws in state
A car must be driven with the steering wheel.
Illegal to use a handheld cell phone
Illegal to text and drive
All cell use prohibited in school/work zones and if you’re under 18
Most stolen vehicles
- 1995 Honda civic
- 1994 Dodge caravan
- 1994 Oldsmobile cutlass
- 1994 Honda accord
- 1991 Toyota camry
- 1999 Ford taurus
- 1995 Buick century
- 2004 Pontiac grand prix
- 1993 Jeep cherokee/grand cherokee
- 2008 Chevrolet impala