Yes, you can go to jail for not having car insurance in many states. Driving without car insurance can result in 10 days to 1 year of jail time for a first offense, and repeat offenses may come with even longer sentences. You will also face other serious consequences if you drive without insurance, such as large fines or license and registration suspension.
You need car insurance because it is required by law in most states. You also need it because it offers financial protection by paying for any losses occurred if you cause an accident. This could mean medical bills and property damages for yourself and all others involved in the accident, and even legal fees.… read full answer
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