Settlement amounts for car accident insurance claims are significantly higher when filed with the help of an attorney, a recent study commissioned by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) revealed. Importantly, this research was conducted by the insurance industry itself. The APCIA called this statistic “a real concern” in the auto insurance industry.
Leasing a vehicle can be a preferable alternative to buying one for many reasons. Depending on your situation, leasing can make sense in terms of time commitment, convenience, and finances. But if you’re involved in an accident while driving your leased vehicle, you may be unsure what to do next. In many ways, the steps […]
Using a valet service can be convenient and necessary in some situations. While most places with valet services also offer self-parking options, sometimes the only parking at an establishment, or the easiest parking option, is allowing the valet to take your car and park it for you in a secure lot.
In 2021, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s New American Driving Survey revealed shifts in driving, traveling, and commuting patterns in the United States. The statistics gathered between July 2019 and December 2020 cannot be analyzed without consideration of COVID-19’s unignorable impact on the numbers—numbers showing marked differences from previous years’ findings.
Distracted driving is the cause of a significant portion of car accident injuries and fatalities every year. As technology advances, it often seems that there are only more gadgets and features to distract drivers, but augmented reality windshields could change all that. While augmented reality windshields are still a ways from being introduced to the […]
As we head into spring and draw closer to the summer months, you’ll likely see an increase in construction on residential roads and highways. In order to avoid a potential car accident, it’s important to be aware of how to safely navigate construction zones. Let’s take a look at these five driving tips to keep […]
If you’re involved in an accident and believe someone else caused the accident, you most likely assume the other driver’s actions caused the collision. This is often the case in instances of speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence. The driver, however, isn’t always at fault. There are instances where the vehicle manufacturer or […]
While many of us would rather stay inside during the cold winter months, we still need to leave our homes for work, trips to the grocery store, holidays, and more. In the event you find yourself heading out with snow on the roads, or you get caught in a surprise snowstorm while traveling, it’s essential […]
Car accidents can cause injuries with different severity levels. When you’ve suffered injuries and damages from an auto wreck in Ohio that wasn’t your fault, you’ll need to know what documents will be required to file a car accident claim against the driver or party who was at fault for the collision. Having the proper […]
Physical injuries from car accidents are talked about commonly, but what’s not talked about as much is the emotional trauma that victims of car accidents can suffer from long after the bruises and broken bones have healed. Car accidents are traumatic events that can leave emotional injuries, especially when the collision is dangerous enough to […]
Self-driving cars exist and the way they operate advances every day, which is hard to keep up with, especially when you’re not a tech guru. These self-driving cars, otherwise known as autonomous vehicles, have varying degrees of human intervention while driving. Most still have a person physically behind the wheel, but the car is able […]
Most of the time after a car accident, you’ll be dealing with your insurance company. You’ll need to review your policy, determine if the other person’s policy can pay for any of your damages, and calculate what you believe you’re owed for your damages—which could involve medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. […]
When you are driving on the highway, you might think that the guardrails on the side of the road are there for your protection. While that may have been the intent when the Federal Highway Administration approved the guardrails, it turns out that they are not always efficient at protecting drivers and passengers in an […]
Autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles identify hazards while driving on a more objective level than humans do. When a person is behind the wheel, an accident may be the result of driver error. Ideally, self-driving vehicles eliminate human error. But according to a recently published study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), although self-driving […]
With roads 41 percent clearer nationwide from the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home orders, you’d think that traffic incidents would also drop drastically. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. According to Michael Hanson, the director of the Office of Traffic Safety in Minnesota, there have been “half the traffic and twice as many fatalities” because drivers are abusing […]