If you hit someone with an expired registration, does it change your liability?

"My husband backed into a car while no one else was around and we noticed that the registration on the license plate was expired. We reported it to the insurance company, but will the fact that it wasn't up to date change anything?"

“Unfortunately, the expired tags probably won’t affect your husband’s liability at all.
If you reported the accident to the police, the other driver might get a citation for an expired tag.
After your insurance processes the claim, expect your car insurance rates to increase because of the at-fault accident.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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