While Texas has a law requiring motorist to carry insurance, many drivers do not or if they do, they carry the minimum policy required by law leaving you unprotected.
What happens if your vehicle is damaged or you’re injured by a driver without insurance? You’re responsible for the cost of your car repairs and your medical bills.
To protect yourself, make sure that you have the following insurance coverages:
Uninsured/Underinsured motorist property damage
This coverage ensures that your vehicle gets fixed under insurance limiting your out of pocket liability and getting you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily injury (UM/UIM)
This coverage is important. Medical expenses can add up quickly and often exceed the amount of coverage that the other driver may have, if any. It is best to get as much of this coverage as you can afford. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily injury is meant to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering in the event you are in a collision.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
This coverage is great to have in addition your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily injury coverage. It works similarly to Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily injury coverage but is typically paid to you by your insurance company while you’re still treating.
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