Drivers’ Protection and Responsibilities
The most important need for Auto Insurance St Louis Missouri is to protect you, your passengers and the other drivers. MJM Insurance® of St Louis City is a full service Independent Insurance Agency representing many of Missouri’s premier personal and commercial lines insurance carriers. We assess risks and shop for companies to find the best coverage for the lowest price.
Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy.
Auto insurance provides property, liability and medical coverage:
- Property coverage pays for damage to or theft of your car.
- Liability coverage pays for your legal responsibility to others for bodily injury or property damage.
- Medical coverage pays for the cost of treating injuries, rehabilitation and sometimes lost wages and funeral expenses.
An auto insurance policy is comprised of six different kinds of coverage. Most states require you to buy some, but not all, of these coverages. If you’re financing a car, your lender may also have requirements. Most auto insurance policies are for six months to one year. Your insurance carrier will send statements and your agent will notify you when it’s time to renew the policy.
Whether you have never had a ticket or accident or your driving record is less than perfect, we can help you secure the coverage you want at a great price from a quality insurance carrier.
With hundreds of auto insurance companies and the many different policies, the best car insurance purchase decision is often made with the help of a local, professional insurance agent. MJM Insurance® of St Louis City agents are here to help you understand your responsibilities as a driver and the best options to fully protect you, your passengers and the other drivers.
St Louis City Missouri Auto Insurance has many components and varies from company to company. Coverages and premium ratings also vary among companies for different drivers and vehicles. A person with a good driving record will pay less–much less than a driver with a couple of tickets, an accident or who has been cited for and convicted of driving under the influence. A person who lives in a major city – for example St Louis, New York, Chicago or Los Angeles – will pay also pay more than someone who lives in a rural area or small town, even though the two have the same driving records.
It is not an easy task to understand all of the issues involved in making a decision about what car insurance policy and features are best for you. Buying just any policy without fully understanding your risk and coverage needs could be a very costly mistake. MJM Insurance® of St Louis City agents are trained professionals with the certifications and experience you need to find the best coverage to meet your needs for a lower cost by shopping many top-rated companies.
Auto Insurance St Louis Missouri | Drivers’ Responsibilities
Missouri law requires all motor vehicle owners to carry motor vehicle liability insurance coverage. Missouri residents are also required to show proof of insurance when registering a motor vehicle or renewing their license plates. All motor vehicle owners must also keep proof of insurance in their vehicle(s). At any time during the period of vehicle registration in Missouri, the Driver License Bureau may request that a vehicle owner show proof of insurance. If the vehicle owner cannot provide proof of insurance, a driver license suspension is imposed.
It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle in Missouri without automobile liability insurance. The vehicle driver must show proof of insurance to any law enforcement official, upon request, or a traffic ticket may be issued to the driver. Three things may occur for failing to show proof of insurance:
- The court will send the conviction to the Driver License Bureau. The conviction will be entered on the driver’s driving record and four points will be assessed. It only takes a total of eight points within an 18-month period to lose your driving privilege in Missouri.
- The court may enter an order of supervision. This order is sent to the Driver License Bureau so that the driver can be monitored to ensure automobile liability insurance is being maintained.
- The court may enter an order suspending the driver’s driver license for failing to show proof of insurance. This order is sent to the Driver License Bureau at which time the driver is notified of the suspension of his or her driver license.
At MJM Insurance® of St Louis City, we know vehicle insurance and get you the most discounts possible. Our satisfied customers know we find the lowest rates for their vehicle coverage on Personal Vehicles, Personal Vehicles with Business Use (i.e., for job site visits or sales calls) and for Independent Contractor with Commercial Vehicles. We shop it all. We always give you the lowest rate we can find.
We are physically located in St. Louis, MO and also serve customers in Affton, Shrewsbury, Maplewood, Crestwood, St Louis Hills, Central West End, University City, and Clayton. Our professional insurance agents at MJM Insurance® of St Louis City can help you get the best value for your fundamental insurance needs.
With combined experience of 60 years, our sales and support staff members can handle your transactions quickly and efficiently. We service each and every account using out team of insurance professionals and we’re always available to answer your questions. Our agents and representatives are available when you need us! Request a policy change, inquire about a policy, get your company’s claims phone number, and more.