What Is Medical Payments Coverage Under My Auto Policy?

I was hurt in a car accident.  I do not have health insurance.  I heard that my auto insurer might pay some of my medical bills under what is known as "medical payments coverage."   What is that?

Many car insurance policies have medical payments coverage.  This insurance coverage pays your medical bills if you are involved in an incident covered under the terms of the policy.  There is a limit on the coverage provided, often $10,000 but it may be much higher.  

If you have this coverage you should definitely use it to get the medical care you need without paying the medical bills out-of-pocket.