uninsured motorist News

Nevada Motorists Face July 1 Auto Insurance Rate Increase

Nevada state officials are reminding as many as 600,000 vehicle owners they could face auto insurance rate increases July 1, when minimum liability coverage requirements go up. Officials announced earlier that almost one in three of Nevada’s 2 million licensed …

North Carolina Party Bus Owner Cited Over License, No Insurance After Passenger Death

A North Carolina party bus owner was cited for insurance and license plate problems after a college student fell out of the vehicle last week and died when she was hit by two cars. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Monday …

In 5 States, 20% or More of Drivers Have No Insurance; Countrywide Average Increases

Nearly one in eight U.S. motorists is driving around uninsured and putting insured drivers at greater risk in the event of an auto accident, according to a study. The study, directed by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) and co-sponsored by …

Arizona Governor Signs Law to Close Agent Malpractice Loophole

Arizona’s governor has signed a bill to fix a loophole that exposes agents who write auto policies to malpractice suits. The bill was written in response to an Arizona Supreme Court ruling in July 2015 favoring an Arizona woman got …

Florida Couple Awarded $14.5M in Geico Uninsured Motorist Lawsuit

A former chiropractor and his wife have won a $14.5 million jury verdict in a lawsuit filed over a 2004 car crash that involved a motorist with no insurance. Attorney Crane Johnstone says a Miami-Dade jury sided with David and …

2015 Tennessee Insurance Legislation Wrap-Up

Below is a summary of Tennessee legislation that pertains to insurance enacted in 2015. Uninsured Motorist, “James Lee Atwood Jr. Law” The James Lee Atwood Jr. Law, named for a driver who was killed by an uninsured motorist in the …

Nevada Bill Would Limit Payouts for Uninsured Drivers in Crashes

Uninsured drivers could see potential payouts from car-crash lawsuits limited under a proposed Nevada law. Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey of Reno is sponsoring AB7 and presented the measure this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure would allow uninsured …

ACLU Settles Lawsuit Over R.I.’s Uninsured Motorists Database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has settled a lawsuit with the state Division of Motor Vehicles over how it’s putting in place a database designed to identify uninsured drivers. The ACLU says the database established by a …

ACLU Challenges Rhode Island’s Uninsured Motorists Database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a court challenge to the state Division of Motor Vehicles’ implementation of a database designed to identify uninsured drivers. The ACLU says the database established by a 2013 state law …

R.I. Issues Bulletin on Implementing Auto Insurance Verification System

Rhode Island regulators recently issued a bulletin notifying the state’s auto insurers of their filing requirements and deadlines for the Rhode Island Insurance Verification System (RIIVS) to track uninsured motorists. The RIIVS and insurers’ filing requirements follow the R.I. Gen. …