Texas law requires all drivers to carry at least liability coverage. However there are many other types of auto insurance. Texas insurance companies generally provide these major types of coverages for you to choose from.
Medical Payments Coverage
This type of insurance pays medical and funeral bills arising from accidents, including those in which the victim was a pedestrian or a bicyclist. It covers you, your family members and all passengers in your car regardless of who caused the accident. Because many drivers still do not have insurance, it is a good idea to add this coverage to your auto insurance. Texas law requires all drivers to carry insurance, but it is not something you want to count on if you or someone you love gets hurt.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage
This type of insurance is the same as medical payments, but offers the additional coverage of 80% of lost income and the cost of hiring a caregiver for an injured person. It is a valuable addition to your auto insurance. Texas law, in fact, requires insurance companies to offer $2,500 in PIP to you, and that you reject it in writing if you choose not to add it to your...