California Injury Blog, Car Accidents
If you were in a car accident, you may be wondering what you can expect as far as compensation. You may be wondering what personal injury protection or PIP is. Here is what you should know.
Personal Injury Protection | What PIP Is
Many people will call the office and they’ll want to know exactly what PIP, or PIP insurance is, and how it works. Typically, when I get that type of question, that means that you are actually from out-of-state and you’ve moved here to California, because we don’t have PIP insurance here. Typically, what we have here is called medical assistance or medical payments coverage. What that simply means is that your insurance policy provides you with coverage where it will pay for your medical expenses that you have to incur as a result of being in a car crash or a motor vehicle accident. This is very important coverage because what it does is it protects you.
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Personal Injury Protection | Co-Pays
You want to get treated through your health insurance. As everybody knows, you’re going to have out-of-pocket expenses. You’re going to have co-pays for doctors, co-pays for medications, co-pays for X-rays, MRIs, and on and on in terms of the expenses that you are going to have to come out-of-pocket for. The MedPay or the medical assistance coverage will pay you money to reimburse you, pay you back, for your out-of-pocket expenses.
Personal Injury Protection | MedPay
In addition, if, for example, you either do not have health insurance through your employment or you go to get a treatment with a chiropractor for your injuries, many chiropractors don’t take health insurance. If you have Medical Assistance coverage or MedPay coverage under your policy, that will pay for that treatment so that you’re able to get better and get back to work after your crash.
If you would like to know more about personal injury protection, please call our Ventura car accident lawyer today for a free consultation.