Should my auto insurance liability limits match the value of my assets?

I have FL state-minimum liability coverage. I am worried that I do not have enough coverage, but I do not have any assets besides my clothes and my car. I live in an apartment with four roommates and everything we have is used and old.

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“It is reasonable to assume that if you have the minimum coverage limits required, then you do not have enough coverage.
Regardless of the current value of your assets, you should only have minimum liability coverage limits as a last resort.
While some argue that there is inherent risk to everything, and they are willing to accept that risk, if you have the means to increase your limits beyond the value of your assets, you should do so. The insurance company will only ever pay up to the coverage limit of your policy. When this limit is exhausted, you are responsible for the rest.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Apr 26, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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