Am I covered if my registration is expired?

I have liability Insurance on my vehicle that is current but the vehicle has expired registration and I was in an accident. Am I covered?

Asked on May 1, 2017 under General Practice, Colorado


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule, an expired registration does not invalidate an insurance policy. Accordingly, you had coverage at the time of the accident .

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As long as your insurance is in effect you are covered for the accident assuming that you have ample coverage. The fact that your vehicle registration expired does not negate your insurance or determine liability for an accident whether or not you were at fault.

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