Auto accidents are common in and around Coppell and the DFW area, especially those that result in personal injury. If you find yourself laid up in the hospital after an accident, it’s always good to know that your auto insurance will handle all of the bills and leave nothing that has to be paid for out-of-pocket. Having medical payment coverage added onto your policy beforehand can help you handle those medical costs and other expenses.
Medical payment coverage, also known as personal injury protection or PIP, covers a variety of medical expenses after a loss, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgery and X-rays. It also covers EMT and ambulance costs, as well as professional nursing care and even funeral costs. PIP coverage isn’t just limited to medical payments – it also covers lost income and child care expenses while you heal.
PIP doesn’t just protect you in the event of a loss – it also extends to other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Family members who were behind the wheel of your insured vehicle during that time are also covered under PIP.
Personal injury protection isn’t required in the state of Texas, but it can come in handy if you get into an accident and have to take care of medical payments. You might even think you don’t need PIP if you already have health plan coverage, but here’s some food for thought – PIP can help take care of your health plan’s deductible. Your health plan may not cover all occupants in the event of an accident, either.
As your independent agent, we can help you answer a wide variety of questions regarding medical payments and personal injury protection. If you’re ready to add this protection onto your current auto insurance policy, we can make that happen.