Texas Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims: The Insurance Company Says It Gets A Credit For Its Other Payments. What Is It Talking About?

If you make a personal injury protection (“PIP”) claim or a medical payments (“MedPay”) claim, the insurance company is entitled to a credit for that amount.  For example, if your UM/UIM claim is worth $20,000, but your insurance company has already paid you $5,000 for PIP, then your insurance company will only owe you $15,000.

The exception to this is when your claims exceed the value of your policy limits.  For example, if your UM/UIM claim is worth $40,000, but you only have $30,000 of UM/UIM insurance, the company must say the full $30,000 even if it had already paid you some amount for PIP or MedPay.

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