While liability insurance is required in the state of Louisiana, Louisiana med pay coverage is optional, and so most car owners either choose not to buy it, or they may not even know it exists. But Louisiana med pay is an inexpensive way to recover medical expenses after a Louisiana car accident.
What is Louisiana Med Pay?
Louisiana med pay is a form of insurance coverage that covers all medical expenses that result from a collision. This covers all of the occupants in the policy holder’s car, up to the limit of the med pay insurance. This coverage takes effect regardless of which party was at fault for causing the accident.
A key benefit in this type of coverage is that everyone on the liability policy will be covered, and even if in another person’s car.
Really? In another person’s car?
That is correct. Louisiana med pay coverage will cover everyone who is named on the liability insurance policy, even when they are in another person’s car. This means that if one of the insured is in a collision while in a friend’s car, the coverage will still kick in. If the friend has Louisiana med pay coverage as well, then the injured passenger will first collect the damages from the friend’s insurance policy. And in serious cases, if more compensation is needed to cover all of your medical expenses than exists in a single policy, you may be able to recover from both insurance policies.
For example, if you are covered by Louisiana med pay, and you are in an accident in a friend’s car, and your friend has med pay coverage up to $1,000, then you may recover that amount of damages from the friend’s insurance policy. But if your medical bills exceed $1,000, you may also recover damages from your own insurance policy. In this instance your policy will act as a secondary to your friend’s Louisiana med pay coverage.
Contacting a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, your car insurance or that of the party may not offer enough compensation to help cover your expenses. Get the compensation you deserve by contacting a Louisiana personal injury attorney who can explain your legal rights and help you file a personal injury claim. Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer today at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara – (866) 248-0580.
Following graduation from Loyola Law School in New Orleans in 1990, Price McNamara served as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John M Shaw, Chief Judge, United States District Court Western District of Louisiana.
Mr. McNamara founded the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, and began putting his past experience to work for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies in personal injury and long term disability and other insurance disputes in both federal and state courts