What is the benefit of having uninsured motorist coverage and medical payments on your auto insurance policy?

The benefit of having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is that almost 20% of us drive around with no insurance. There's also a good percentage of high risk drivers with minimum coverage running around. That's quite a pool of drivers we're up against every day. You want to be able to cover your losses if you are involved in an accident with someone like that. As far as having medical payments--this protects you and whoever you have in your car for medical coverage. If you don't have health coverage, it's a biggie. Medical coverage also protects you if you are walking and get hit by a car.