Tag: car accidents

Car Insurance Claims and Police Reports

My youngest son was involved in a car accident about 10 days ago. The good news is he was not injured although he is a little sore from the airbag deploying and sustained some minor cuts from flying glass when the driver’s window shattered. It could have been a lot worse. His mom called me to let me know he’d been in an accident and that he was not hurt. She also asked me a question related to filing a car insurance claim that is worth sharing.

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Car Accidents Jump Around Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time, or DST, ends at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, so here’s your first reminder to set your clocks back Saturday night. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep you get that night! Just in case you are curious, the time around the time change, or end of DST, happens to be one of the busiest times of year for car accidents. Here are some interesting items to note from an article by CBC News Canada.

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Car Recalls and Car Insurance Claims

Chevrolet and its parent company, General Motors, have been in the news a lot lately. In February they recalled more than 1.6 million small cars due to faulty ignition switches, and announced another recall of 1.5 million vehicles on Monday, March 17. The ignition switch defect is attributed to 12 deaths and culminated in multiple investigations.

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3 Driving Factors That Impact Your Car Insurance Rate

Last week I posted 6 Non-Driving Factors That Impact Your Car Insurance Rate,, and thought I’d follow up with the 3 driving related factors that impact your car insurance rate. These are …

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Can you get car insurance after the fact?

Early in my career, I got a phone call from a person who wanted to buy insurance. She was a little distraught at the time so I took a few moments to help her slow down and breathe. Once she took a deep breath I began to get the information I needed to provide her with a quote for insurance.

The last piece of information she provided was that she’d just been in an accident, was calling me from the scene, and would the policy we were discussing cover the damage to the other person’s car and hers?

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