EVERY DRIVER IN CALIFORNIA KNOWS THAT one must maintain the mandated minimum auto liability limit of at least $15,000 per person, $30,000 per accident, and $5,000 property damage limit or risk suspension of driving privileges.
Every person who has been in a significant accident and every personal injury lawyer in the state knows that California’s ‘15/30/5’ mandate is hopelessly too low and outdated.
With good reason, daily, we see accident victims going without adequate compensation for injuries, medical bills, and property damage losses.
In fact, the state’s minimums were established in 1974 and have not increased in nearly half a century.
However, help is on the way as the legislature has finally raised the minimum limits and Governor Newsom has signed it into law. This was accomplished during a tidal wave of new laws being signed and without adequate fanfare and public education.