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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Explained

By June 23, 2017January 25th, 2024No Comments

Personal Injury Protection, commonly known as PIP, is an integral part of car insurance designed to cover various expenses in the event of an auto accident. PIP provides first-party benefits irrespective of who is at fault in the accident. This coverage extends to several key areas:

  1. Medical Expenses: PIP covers the cost of medical treatments required due to an auto accident. This includes hospital bills, medication costs, and other medical-related expenses.
  2. Lost Wages: In many cases, PIP compensates for lost income if the injuries sustained in the accident prevent you from working.
  3. Additional Coverage: Beyond medical bills and lost wages, PIP also covers often overlooked expenses. For instance, if your bike gets damaged in the incident, PIP can cover the repair costs. It may also include transportation costs to and from your attorney’s office.
  4. Funeral Expenses and Survivor Benefits: Some states require PIP to cover funeral costs and provide survivor benefits, adding an additional layer of financial protection.

It’s important to note that PIP insurance is mandatory in some states and optional in others. In Texas and New Mexico, while not required, it’s highly recommended to have PIP for comprehensive coverage in the event of an accident. Under Texas law, if an insurer cannot produce a PIP rejection letter, they may still be obligated to pay PIP benefits.

Having PIP can be a significant relief in the chaotic aftermath of an auto accident, providing essential financial support without the need to establish liability.

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