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The most interesting aspect of an auto accident trial in Minnesota isn't what the jury hears; it is what the jury does not hear.  Rule 411 of the Minnesota Rules of Evidence states the topic of insurance is not allowed to be discussed in front of the jury.  Therefore, it doesn't mean the defendant will have to pay the verdict out of his or her pocket just because insurance is not discussed during trial.  In fact, the opposite is likely true.  There would be very few reasons for a case to go all the way to trial if the defendant did not have insurance.  In all likelihood, any verdict against the defendant will be paid by his or her insurance company.  Trial is expensive, time consuming, and very stressful for the plaintiff.  It would not make sense for the plaintiff to go all the way to trial unless there was a chance to collect on the verdict.