Anamarie Waite, Car Insurance Writer
Florida is a no-fault state, which means that drivers get coverage for car accident injuries from their own insurer without the need to determine who caused the accident. Policies in no-fault states must include personal injury protection (PIP).
Drivers in Florida are required to carry at least $10,000 in bodily injury liability insurance per person, up to $20,000 per accident, and $10,000 in property damage liability insurance. When an insured driver is responsible for an accident, liability insurance covers the other driver’s expenses.
On average, state minimum coverage costs $2,313 per year in Florida, but there are many factors that can affect how much you pay for a policy. Any coverage above and beyond what is required by Florida law is optional, but it’s usually worth the money to get some additional protection. The biggest reason is that state minimum coverage doesn’t protect your personal vehicle. For insurance to pay for damage to your car, you’ll need full coverage.
In Florida, full coverage refers to a policy that includes collision and comprehensive, plus higher coverage limits than what is required by state law. Full coverage car insurance costs about $6,685 per year in Florida. There may be cases when you don’t need full coverage insurance, but Florida drivers should buy as much coverage as they can afford as a general rule.
Most policies offer coverage for six months to one year at a time and can be paid in a variety of ways, including monthly payments. The best car insurance companies in Florida balance affordability with quality coverage and strong customer service. You can easily get a quote from top companies like All State, State Farm, and Esurance online or over the phone, or use WalletHub’s comparison tools to find the best car insurance policy for your needs.
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Your article offers some good advice. However, the ONLY auto coverage required in the state of Florida is PIP and PDL. This does not include bodily injury liability, as suggested. https://www.flhsmv.gov/insurance/