Legal death benefit increase in Mexico
MikeMike, thank you for your update regarding death benefit payable in Mexico.
It is very difficult to convey the fact that life can become very miserable, very quickly, after an accident resulting in bodily injury, death, or extensive property damage in any country of the world. My message has always been and continues to be Buy Insurance, damit..... As noted in several of my posts, I lived in Mexico for many years, and worked with the International Red Cross, Cruz Roja, keeping track of foreigners/U S citizens held in Mexican jails. I found several serving time for being involved in accidents on Mexican roads.
This was many, many , many years ago, but even then the Mexican authorities were immediately incarcerating anyone involved in a "severe" (see above) accident. Foreigners and Mexicans alike would remain in jail until a judge sorted out fault in the accident. The Mexican police are not tasked with determining fault. Nor, do they care much about the fate of foreigners who have killed a Mexican - accidentally or not....
If the foreigner or Mexican had proper, legal insurance and was driving or riding a properly imported/registered vehicle/motorcycle, after a phone call.... the proper insurance company attorney would show up with proof of insurance and "bail" out the insured person. Who 9 times out of 10 hightailed it home - to the USA etc....
It was my experience that even with proper insurance those involved in a severe accident might not be released for weeks or even months. But without the proper insurance and properly imported and titled vehicle/motorcycle, it was likely to be more like years - even before the case came before a judge. Unless the incarcerated was able to finance his own attorney or had political connections. Not many did!!!
So, just bringing up the facts of the death benefit ajudicated by Mexican law might encourage everyone - where ever they ride in the world , to abide by all legalities while visiting foreign countries and this includes buying insurance for your properly imported and titled vehicle/motorcycle.
Eat, Drink and Buy Insurance, damit