At Insurance Center of Green Valley, serving the greater Green Valley AZ area, we are asked a wide array of questions. One of the questions that we have recently been asked is whether your auto insurance policy will pay for an accident if you unknowingly let someone with a suspended license drive your car.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that you can be held liable for anyone that you let drive your car. As such, you need to be positive that the person is licensed and a safe, responsible driver. However, you have no way of knowing that a license is suspended unless the driver tells you, so you may not know until an accident occurs that their license was no good.
In most cases, your insurance policy will pay for the accident, even if the other driver was not licensed. However, there are two scenarios in which they won’t.
If Your Policy Has an Unlicensed Driver Exclusion
Some auto insurance policies have an unlicensed driver exclusion specifically in them. This exclusion states that any unlicensed drivers, including those with suspended licenses, will not be covered. More and more insurance companies are listing this inclusion in their policies to decrease their liability, so always carefully read through your policy to see if it is there.
If Your Policy Lists Precluded Drivers
Some auto insurance policies list precluded drivers. If your policy has the driver who was driving your car listed as a precluded driver, or your policy only includes specific drivers, the damage was done by precluded drivers will not be covered.
Are you in need of a new auto insurance policy in the greater Green Valley, AZ area? If so, the Insurance Center of Green Valley is here for you. Call us today and let us find you the auto insurance policy that is best for you.