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Featured / 12.25.2021

The Comprehensive Guide to Personal Injury Coverage

Personal injury coverage is a type of insurance that provides financial protection for an individual when injured in an accident. There are many different types of personal injury coverage available, and it can be challenging to understand which one you need. Contact Idaho Personal Injury Lawyers if you have any questions about the best type of coverage for your situation.

When considering personal injury coverage, the first step is determining what you need based on your current financial position and lifestyle. Here are some questions that can help guide you during this process:

  • Do I own a car?
  • Do I have children who may be injured in the future?
  • Do I have any debts or credit card balances?

Types of Personal Injury Coverage

“No-fault” Insurance

This coverage pays for your medical expenses, regardless of who was responsible for the accident that injured you. This option is typically available if you own a car and drive it on public roads.

General Liability Insurance

It covers injuries unrelated to your employment or work duties and can apply to any situation where you have been hurt because someone else was negligent. This type of policy does not typically protect against accidents that happen on your property, but it does protect you if the injury occurred somewhere that is not your property.

Automobile insurance

It covers injuries sustained in an accident caused by another car or driver. This can include accidents on public roads and highways and accidents that occur on private property such as driveways and parking lots. Vehicle insurance does not typically cover injuries that have resulted from your negligence.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ comp protects an individual who has been injured on the job and covers both work-related accidents and non-work-related accidents that occur within a certain distance of where you are working. This insurance applies to injuries sustained while performing your duties but does not typically apply if the damage results from your negligence or carelessness.

Health Insurance

It provides financial protection if an individual suffers from extensive medical expenses after being injured in an accident; however, it typically only covers medical costs and not other types of losses.

Life Insurance

This can be purchased as an individual policy or as part of a larger package and is designed to pay out benefits if you die prematurely due to injury sustained by another party. It does not protect you if you have injured yourself, but it does provide money to your loved ones if you are the victim of an accident.

Homeowners’ Insurance

This type of policy provides financial protection against damage caused by natural disasters, fires, theft, and vandalism. It typically applies only to accidents that occur on private property owned by the insured and does not protect accidents that occur while performing your duties or traveling to or from work.

There are many different types of personal injury coverage available, and it can be challenging to understand which one you need. The best way to know what personal injury coverage is right for you, contact your insurance agent and discuss the details of your situation.

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