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December 2011 Archives

Who is Going to Pay for My Car After an Accident?

If you have been involved in a serious auto accident, you may be wondering what to do next. The aftermath of a collision can be overwhelming and confusing, as you may still be shaken up from the incident, but it is important to stay calm and follow a few simple steps. First of all, you may be asking yourself the question, "Who is going to pay for the damage that was done to my car?" The answer to that is dependent on a variety of factors, and for this reason, it is important to make sure that your rights are protected in the subsequent process of filing an insurance claim and negotiating a settlement. In order to do this, you must take action immediately after an accident by preserving any evidence. Start by talking to any witnesses and gathering their contact information, as their testimony could prove to be a vital component in proving the other driver's fault later on. Secondly, take pictures of the physical damage that was done to your vehicle and of the scene of the accident.

Driving Safe this Holiday Season

Recently, AAA has reported that there was an increase in the number of drivers that took to the roads this past Thanksgiving weekend-but it is not expected to stop there. These numbers are expected to continue increasing throughout the rest of the year, so it has become all the more important for drivers to err on the side of caution when out on the roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that since 1994, the number of traffic fatalities has been on an upward slope, with the highest number of deaths occurring on the weekends. Statistics show that there is an average of 123 fatalities each Saturday, with an additional 107 deaths occurring each Sunday. For this reason, it is important for all motorists to practice safe driving and be aware of the potential dangers that they may face this holiday season.