Many of my automobile accident clients thought they had purchased “full coverage” on their automobile insurance but failed to include PIP or Med-Pay coverage (Personal Injury Protection) in their policy.
Often an agent will state that you do not need PIP or Med-Pay coverage on your automobile insurance, especially if you have health insurance. This is not true.
Why is it important to purchase PIP or Med-Pay coverage on your automobile insurance? The reason is this: In the event of a car accident, PIP or Med-Pay may be able to pay your medical bills without regard to who caused the collision (which is why it is often called “No Fault” coverage).
PIP and Med-Pay are significantly more helpful than health insurance in the following ways:
We recommend having at least $10,000 of PIP or Med-Pay coverage on your automobile policy. This provides strong protection at a minimal price.
If you have any question about these issues or any other personal injury matters to discuss, or if you or a loved one have been hurt, call attorney Bruce A. Blaylock. You can reach us at 301-951-1800.