Every once in a while, we get involved in a case with a person who had their finance company purchase car insurance for them. Usually, it’s a high loan risk or person who didn’t come forward with their own insurance and the bill arrived for the insurance that the loan now also covers. It’s usually very expensive and it is called insurance.
But, an accident happens and guess what? It only covers the car. Actually, it it may not cover the whole loan. It has no other protection whether it be liability, no fault , UM or UIM. The person for all intents and purposes has been paying for nothing in personal protection.
How this coverage is legal in Minnesota is still beyond me. Seems to me the law requires basic coverages with any insurance policy. How do these car coverages get around that? Looks like poor governmental oversight. When you look at how expensive the coverage is, the person could have bought real protection for the same amount or less.
These policies are bad . Make sure you don’t have one. Got a question? Call us or someone that knows the law in this area.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.