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What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and how does it help me in Washington State?

Posted by Quinn Posner | Feb 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

PIP, which stands for Personal Injury Protection, insurance is automobile insurance coverage which will pay your medical, lost wage loss or funeral expenses following a car accident.

Regardless of who is at fault, PIP coverage will help cover these expenses up to the maximum permitted by your policy. The minimum amount of protection under Washington law is $10,000.00 for medical expenses. The minimum coverage for wage loss is up to $200.00 per week, $2,000.00 for funeral expenses, and $5,000.00 for household services.

Washington State allows PIP coverage to be voluntary, but the law requires insurance carriers to provide PIP coverage to their automobile insurance customers. Policy holders can reject PIP coverage in writing if they so choose. However, if the insurance provider does not obtain a written rejection waiver from the policy holder then the insurer must provide PIP coverage.


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Quinn Posner

Location: Vancouver, Washington Phone: 360-524-4767 Fax: 360.326.1913 As a former Clark County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and in-house insurance defense attorney for a large international insurance company, litigation is my passion. That is why I have chosen personal injury.

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