Your Teen is Ready to Drive? Make that Prospect Less Frightening

So your baby is all grown up (or thinks he is) and wants to get his driver’s license. While having a teen on your auto policy is likely to raise the price of your insurance, there are things you can

After an Auto Accident

Many people think that common sense dictates what is to be done after an auto accident. Maybe so, but our common sense can desert us under stress. It is a good idea to keep this simple checklist in your car

Aging Tires Can Cause Accidents

Cars are expensive to own and require the owner to continually buy “consumables” such as gas, oil, filters, spark plugs, and windshield wipers. Among these consumables are tires, and most car owners understand that they will have to replace their

Do’s and Don’ts in a Lawsuit

While no one looks forward to being involved in a personal injury lawsuit, keeping in mind some simple do’s and don’ts should help to make your case as simple as possible. DO keep all appointments regarding your case, especially those

Auto Breakdown Safety Tips

At some point most of us will have to deal with a car that has broken down. Whether the problem is a simple flat tire or something more serious, here are some safety tips for handling a breakdown: If you

Whiplash Can Be a Debilitating Injury

Most of us have heard the term whiplash. Frequently it brings to mind images of a person wearing a large padded collar to hold his neck in place. But is there more about whiplash we need to know? What Is

When the Insurance Company Totals Your Car

More and more people are having the same experience:  They are involved in a collision that is not their fault, but, rather than fixing their car, their insurer declares that it is “totaled.”  The insurance company pays what it claims

Taking the Bite Out of Auto Insurance

Even as payments by insurance companies for property damage and injuries shrink, insurance rates continue to rise. However, there are a number of things that the savvy consumer can do to lower his rates and reduce the auto insurance bite.

Getting Compensated For Your Injury

Despite your best efforts to be careful, you have been involved in a collision. You have been injured and suffered property damage. What steps can and should you take to get the compensation you deserve? Often, the first step is

If You Are in an Automobile Accident . . .

There are approximately 12 million car accidents in the United States each year. It is a disturbing fact that you or someone you know is likely to be involved in an auto accident. Take a few minutes to read the

Avoiding Car Accidents

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, it’s important to obtain just compensation for your injuries. However, most people would certainly agree that it’s always better to avoid being injured in the first place. This is especially true when

SUV Rollovers: A Serious Problem

The perception among drivers is that bigger is better, and therefore SUVs—which are bigger than other cars—must be safer. Unfortunately, this perception is not correct. SUVs, which are not only bigger but taller than other kinds of cars and trucks,

Insurance Companies Play Hardball

Month after month, you pay hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums, expecting that if you have an auto accident your insurer will cover the bill. Unfortunately, this expectation all too often goes unmet because insurers play hardball in accident claims.

Pets in the Car: Buckle Up

Most people today know the importance of buckling up when they get in the car, but few know that the same rule should be applied to their pets. People will often drive with their pets in the car. That trip

Tired Truckers Cause Accidents

Of all of the causes of truck collisions, one of the most preventable gets the least press: driver fatigue—put simply, tired truckers. Federal law both limits the maximum number of hours that a truck driver is supposed to drive and

Big Rigs = Big Problems

We all know the feeling: your chest tightens when you look at your rearview mirror and see a 40 ton, 18 wheeler truck, rapidly approaching your back bumper. This feeling is not completely irrational. According to federal statistics, trucks of

What to Do When You Are Injured in an Auto Accident

If you have been injured in an accident and have hired an attorney to assist you in making a claim, try to keep the following in mind: Help Your Attorney Help You Your attorney is on your side, fighting for

Automobile Airbags: Know the Risks

There is no question that airbags have saved thousands of lives. However, the government also estimates that hundreds of people have been killed by their airbags. Therefore it is important to know the risks. A car’s airbags fully deploy in

Car Safety

What if Your Brakes Fail? Although rare, total brake failure can be a terrifying and dangerous experience. As in all emergency situations, remaining calm is the first and most important step. In addition to that: Shift into a lower gear

Collisions with Pedestrians

The Stats When a pedestrian and a car collide, the pedestrian always loses out. In 2009, about 5,900 pedestrians lost their lives in such collisions in the United States, or one every 90 minutes. These deaths account for 11% of

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