What Do Medical Payments Cover?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jul 16, 2021

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Medical payments — often up to $1,000 — pay the medical bills for people accidentally hurt in your home. It also pays for people hurt away from your home by you, your household members, or by your pets. Often, this coverage is provided no matter who is at fault for the injury. It is intended to cover the costs of minor injuries without the need for a third party to sue for reimbursement.

Unlike the medical payments coverage in a personal auto insurance policy, a home medical payments coverage does not apply to injuries to you or to those who live with you. Nor does it cover injuries related to at-home business activities.

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