When you are in a car accident, you are understandably upset. You may achieve some level of comfort when you realize that an insurance company may be able to compensate you for your damages. In some instances, insurance companies aren’t willing to do that. Some companies will use every trick in the book to reduce the amount that they compensate you and some may try to avoid giving you any compensation at all. Here are 10 things to look out … Read more
People say that home is where the heart is. Unfortunately, it is also where most vehicle collisions occur. According to a survey conducted by Progressive Insurance, 52 percent of all traffic accidents happen within 5 miles of home or less. 77 percent of accidents occur within 15 miles or less. The study also unveiled some other interesting facts:
- You are twice as likely to be involved in an accident one mile from your home as you are 20 miles
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Are you looking for talking points to start a conversation with your teenage driver? Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, and there are some great ideas out there. It doesn’t take a special week to give you an excuse to speak with your child about driving responsibly, and if you haven’t had the talk yet, now is a great time.
You may be under the impression, like so many others, that scaring your teen straight is the best … Read more
It’s always a good time to remind yourself of safe habits before you need them. This includes winter workplace safety tips. Before the cold weather sets in, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and, if you are a business owner, protect your employees. Read on for the most common winter weather dangers in the workplace, and how to prevent many of the accidents that could result.
1. Slips and Falls
Slips and falls during the cold weather can … Read more
If you live in Charlotte, you may be dreading the coming season. Wet, snowy and cold weather may soon be upon us, meaning an end to warm-weather activities. Whether you ride your bicycle to get to work or school or simply ride for pleasure, you might be involved in a sort of countdown to when those wheels get hung up. Not so fast.
If you really want to ride your bike throughout the winter season, you certainly can. All it … Read more
Auger & Auger is proud to announce that Jacob Custer is one of the recipients of our 2017 Fall Semester Disabled Scholar Award. These scholarships are presented twice a year to high-achieving students across America who have overcome their disability and achieved excellence in both the classroom and in their community. Recipients of the award receive $1,000 to assist them with their educational expenses.
Jacob is a wonderful example of the hard work and dedication that is required to overcome … Read more
Parents across the country spend sleepless nights waiting for their teenagers to come home. They worry about their children’s safety, especially when they are driving. Unfortunately, teenage drinking and driving is a very real problem in the United States, and parents are right to be concerned.
Let’s start with the good news. Teenagers who claim to have consumed alcohol and then got behind the wheel has declined by more than half since 1991. The bad news is that there is … Read more
It’s almost that time of year. Ghosts and goblins, zombies and clowns will be taking to the street in search of the best treats in the neighborhood. Halloween is quickly taking over as the most popular holiday of the year for both children and adults. If your little one will be taking part in any festivities, either at school, home or in the neighborhood, now is a great time to talk with them about safety.
As you get your little … Read more
If you are going to be driving this Halloween, you need to be hyper aware. Trick-or-treating may be held at various times throughout the state, with some localities hosting it in the afternoon and some during the evening hours. Check your local newspaper for specific times.
No matter what time the little ones will be out and about, it’s important that you keep your eyes peeled. Trick-or-treaters are excited and have one thing on their mind – candy! They may … Read more
Are you afraid of Halloween? If you’re an adult, the chances are that you are actually looking forward to being scared. Halloween is the perfect holiday for harmless frights. The unfortunate truth is that not all frights are as harmless as you may believe. Some can be downright terrifying.
While many parents believe that the worst they have to fear is candy that has been tampered with, there are risks that are more substantial. Knowing what to look out … Read more