You may not feel that car insurance is an important thing- you just purchase the cheapest plan you can and hope for the best. However, the car insurance you purchase and the specific parts of it, such as PIP (personal injury protection) insurance, can become crucial if you become involved in an accident.

Insurance is a beast we don't like to look at. We put it on the back burner of our consciousness and deal with it only when we have to. We don't like to think that traumas will occur, where we get involved in a car accident, lose a loved one, or suffer a natural disaster in our home.

Car insurance is the same way. Most of us have the approach that we look for the most inexpensive car insurance available, choose the highest deductions we can afford, and then we pick that insurance policy. This really isn't the best approach, and I would like to explain why...

If you go for the cheapest car insurance, and you don't look into what each part of your insurance means ahead of time, you can face many problems if you do get involved in a wreck, whether or not the wreck was your fault.

This article focuses on one part of your car insurance, the PIP, or personal injury protection, insurance. It is important for many reasons...

A few months ago, I was involved in a car accident. The accident was not my fault. I was hit by a drunk driver who happened also to not have any car insurance! Wow, is that a fun situation to be in (I'm totally kidding.) Unfortunately, I was also injured in the accident. This means that I was about to incur all types of bills that would result from the injury.

Many people don't realize until it's too late what they need on their car insurance. I want to help you make sure you have the coverage you need.

So, here is all about PIP insurance:

1. The first thing you will need to understand is what PIP coverage is. The PIP coverage on your car is basically what pays for lost wages and medical bills if you are involved in an accident. In Maryland, it covers anyone riding in your vehicle. In some other states, the coverage follows the person instead of the car.