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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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Important Information to Get Before Leaving the Scene of an Accident

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You’re driving down the road when you’re hit by another vehicle.  If you’ve never been involved in a car accident before, you may wonder what happens next. What do you do? What do you need to do to file a claim? First of all, you should never leave an accident scene. You always need… Read More »

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Importance of Medical Care After a Car Accident

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You have just been involved in a rear-end accident. Your car sustained some damage, but you feel fine. You’re a busy person, so there’s no need to head to the doctor, right? Wrong! Medical care should be one of your main priorities after a car crash. Even if the crash was minor and you… Read More »

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U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Moves Forward with Proposals That Will Inevitably Lead to More Auto Accidents

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In April, the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a decision that will ultimately allow carmakers to bypass safety rules, leading to a higher risk of crashes and deaths on our roads each year. Specifically, the agency is no longer going to ensure that vehicle manufacturers who are applying… Read More »

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Transportation Safety Agency Takes Action in Response to Children Being Injured or Killed Each Year by Cars Bypassing Stopped Buses

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There have been a number of tragic accidents involving children and adults crossing a road to board a stopped school bus and being hit by a car that is trying to illegally pass the bus. As a result, in April, the National Transportation Safety Board called on states to pass the laws necessary to… Read More »

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Increase in Fatal Auto & Truck Accidents Due to Distracted Driving Following Daylight Savings Time

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In spite of the fact that there are fewer cars out on the road at the moment due to the coronavirus quarantines, distracted driving is still a serious issue in terms of auto accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 3,000 lives were claimed due to distracted driving alone in 2018,… Read More »

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Tesla in Trouble Again: Injuries & Accidents Due to Sudden Unintended Acceleration

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In late January, Tesla was sued by eight different vehicle owners who experienced injuries and damages due to their Tesla Models 3. S, and X vehicles suddenly accelerating for no reason. The lawsuit comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a review into a petition calling for an investigation into 500,000 Tesla… Read More »

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