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Driving Safely in Bad Weather

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It’s always much nicer to go for a drive when the weather is sunny and clear. When it’s raining and snowing or there is fog or ice around, things get trickier behind the wheel. It’s much harder to see what’s in front of you. The roads become slippery and unsafe. Car accidents become more… Read More »

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Difference Between PIP Coverage and MedPay Coverage

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If you own a vehicle, you probably pay a lot of money for insurance. Auto insurance protects you in the event of a car crash. It can pay for vehicle damage, medical bills and other damages you suffer in an accident. You may be paying for collision and comprehensive damage, as well as bodily… Read More »

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Excessive Speeding on the Rise During Pandemic

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More than 96,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus so far and the number of deaths could increase if people don’t slow down on the roadways. There have numerous been reports of motorists speeding—even exceeding 100 miles per hour—with the once heavily-traveled streets now empty. Because people have been forced… Read More »

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Determining Fault in a Rear-End Accident

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Car accidents happen in a variety of ways. Many people are rear-ended by other vehicles while on the road. When this happens, who is at fault? The myth is that the driver who rear-ends the other vehicle is always at fault. While this is true in most cases, it’s safe to say that there… Read More »

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Involved in a Hit and Run Accident? Now What?

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You are driving along when you are hit by another vehicle. You pull over, but the other driver keeps on going. What happens next? It’s important to know what to do in such a situation, since hit and run accidents occur quite often and chances are, you may be involved in one in your… Read More »

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Driving While Fatigued: What You Need to Know

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There are many reasons why people get into car accidents. Some are inexperienced drivers. Others are distracted by their phone or other factors. Some drink and drive. Others drive while tired, which may seem innocent enough, but it can actually be quite dangerous. Sleep is very important, especially when performing a function such as… Read More »

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What Not to Do After a Car Accident

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Nobody wants to be in a car crash, but given that there are millions of cars on America’s roadways at any given time, chances are you may be involved in a fender-bender at some point. You may know the basics of what to do after you are involved in an accident, but are you… Read More »

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Importance of Having UM/UIM coverage

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Auto insurance is a requirement for every driver in Texas. Each state is different, but in Texas, you are required to have 30/60/25 coverage. This means you need to have a minimum of $30,000 of coverage per person for injuries sustained in an accident, up to $60,000 per accident, as well as $25,000 in… Read More »

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Importance of Hiring an Attorney Before Talking to the Insurance Company

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You just got into a fender-bender. Who should you contact first: your insurance company or a lawyer? For minor car accidents, hiring a lawyer may cost you more in the long run. If the accident was your fault or the damage was minor, then it’s probably best to just let your insurer work it… Read More »

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Why You Need GAP Insurance

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When you’re in the financing office getting ready to buy a new car or truck, you may be asked about various add-ons. Do you want an extended warranty? How about a paint protection package? Would you like a security package? Would you like to consider GAP insurance? Of those, GAP insurance will likely be… Read More »

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