You’re on the road trip you’ve dreamed up for years. You’re cruising down the highway with the top down in the rental car you treated yourself to. Things are amazing – until they aren’t. You find yourself involved in a car accident and thankfully walk away relatively physically unscathed. Your thoughts immediately turn to the damaged rental car.
Did you decline the car insurance when you signed the rental contract? Will your own insurance company cover the damage? It’s not … Read more
If you are involved in an accident, one of the first people you will have to deal with is the insurance company. What you say can make or break your case. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to speaking with an agent either on the phone or in person.
1. Consider speaking to an attorney before speaking to any insurance company. If you are injured and are considering hiring an attorney to help you with … Read more
According to statistics, the most dangerous time on the road for people hoping to avoid drunk drivers is Labor Day weekend. Throughout the year, a person has a chance of being in an accident with a driver who is impaired about once every 51 minutes. During Labor Day Weekend, that risk jumps to 1 accident every 34 minutes.
Law enforcement officials in Charlotte and across the rest of the country are aware of this. If you have seen more patrol … Read more
Anyone who commutes to and from work every day knows that it can be a hassle. From bumper-to-bumper traffic to car accidents that put the highway at a standstill, driving to work everyday can be a test of your patience. No matter how frustrating your ride, your daily goal should be to make it your destination safely. Here’s how you can accomplish that.
1. Leave Early to Avoid Rush Hour
You may not want to leave earlier than you have … Read more
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has dominated headlines, at least in the sports world, for the last few weeks. In a recent study, researchers examined the donated brains of 111 former players in the National Football League. The results were stunning: 110 of those brains showed signs of CTE.
The shockwave of this discovery was almost immediate. Two days after the study was released, Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman John Urschel announced his retirement. At age 26, he was only three … Read more
Schools across the country are gearing up to get started, if they haven’t already gotten underway. When classes begin, more teenagers are on the road as they commute to and from school. Teenagers are statistically more prone to causing auto accidents. If you have a teenage driver in your household, here are some tips to help ensure that they are as safe as possible this school year.
1. Talk About Responsibility
We know that people should buckle-up in the car, … Read more
Have you ever heard that UPS drivers aren’t allowed to turn left? That isn’t completely accurate. Operating procedures at UPS directs that drivers should avoid left-hand turns when possible, but there is no outright ban on them. Believe it or not, the cost savings related to this is in the millions annually. Think about it. If the vehicles are not stopped to wait for a left turn, then they are not sitting, wasting fuel. Besides fuel savings, one may … Read more
When a victim of a car accident sustains a serious head injury, there are very real complications that become an immediate possibility. Certainly not the least of these issues is brain death. Many people have heard of brain death, but may not have a clear picture of what it means. Here is a closer look at brain death following a vehicle collision, or any other type of accident for that matter.
In order to understand brain injuries, you … Read more
When people are involved in car accidents, they often dread calling their insurance company. There is a misconception that insurance premiums will go through the roof when a driver is involved in an accident. While this may be the case in accidents in which you are at-fault, it is not true in each accident. Unique circumstances, along with your driving history, will be considered when adjusting premiums.
While your premiums may not go up due to an accident, there are … Read more
Being hurt in an accident is a scary, confusing and frustrating. Besides the possibility of being hurt and unable to work, car accident victims may also have problems related to unpaid medical bills, lost wages and a general lack of experience in knowing their options for moving forward and what they can expect for their possible future compensation.
It is common for accident victims to want to know the potential value of their injury case. It would be wrong for … Read more
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