If your car is damaged in an auto accident, the Michigan Mini Tort law allows you to recover up to $1,000 from the at-fault driver’s insurance company for your vehicle damage repair costs.
Mini Tort, also called Limited Property Damage Coverage, is an optional insurance coverage.
Our advice is to purchase this coverage, as well as additional Collision Coverage, to protect yourself in case of an accident with extensive car damage.
Why? People who have more than $1,000 in damage but who don’t have collision coverage find it terribly unfair that a person who caused the car accident is not responsible for full amount of repairs and vehicle damage.
If you choose to forego Mini Tort coverage and you cause an accident, you will still be required to pay up to $1,000 for the vehicle damage – out of your own pocket.
For more information, take a look at our comprehensive resource center on the Michigan Mini Tort.