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Deaths From Car Accidents Increased 30% This Year in Some States
Over the past six months of 2021, deaths from car accidents have risen by at least 30% in some states.
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Isabel Armiento
Sep 17, 2021
Will Congress Mandate Anti-Drunk Driving Technology?
Drunk driving accidents claim countless innocent lives each year. Is Congress going to mandate technology that could prevent drunk driving?
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Ru Chen
Sep 08, 2021
Good Samaritans Save Woman and Child From Burning SUV
Good Samaritans risked their own lives to save two others during a tragic car fire. What caused the tragic crash?
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Ru Chen
Sep 08, 2021
Last Year Had a Massive Spike in Driver Deaths Despite Less Driving Overall
At the peak of the pandemic, there was a significant drop in traffic. However, there was a huge jump in dangerous driving behaviors and vehicle deaths.
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Jane Lu
Sep 04, 2021
Telematics: Helpful Discount Tool or Invasion of Privacy?
Telematics is changing the car insurance industry in a big way. But should you be concerned about sharing so much of your information?
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Ru Chen
Sep 02, 2021
Street Racer Causes Dangerous 4-Car Crash in Ogden
Street racing is incredibly dangerous. A recent car crash in Utah was caused by a reckless street racer.
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Ru Chen
Aug 19, 2021
You Were in a Hit and Run But You Have the License Plate—What Should You Do?
Directly after the hit and run, find a safe location and make sure you’re not hurt. Record all facts about the fleeing driver and vehicle, then call the police.
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Tamia Williams
Aug 19, 2021
Avoid Slipping Into Highway Hypnosis and Stay Safe While Driving
To avoid driving hypnosis, be sure to take frequent breaks, drink some caffeine, and eat healthy on your journey.
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Jason Tushinski
Aug 20, 2021
Don't Rely on the 'Miles-to-Empty' Indicator on Your Car
Most drivers wait until they’re near empty to refuel on gas, but studies suggest that waiting could be dangerous and drivers should refuel when they are at 1/4 gas.
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Jane Lu
Aug 08, 2021
Here's Why You Should Get a Dashcam
There are a few reasons why dashcams might not be right for you, but dashcams have many great uses, such as protecting you in the event of an accident or theft.
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Brandon Moore
Jul 21, 2021
Beloved Local Bear "Boo Boo" Killed in Massachusetts Car Crash
Wildlife officials in Massachusetts are saddened to announce the death of the famous black bear, affectionately named “Boo Boo”, after he was struck in a car collision.
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Ru Chen
Jul 13, 2021
Utah Residents Are Most Likely to Leave a Note on a Car They Damage
Utah ranked No 1 on an honesty scale when it comes to leaving a note after damaging a car.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 10, 2021
16 Common Causes of Car Accidents
Some of the most common car accident causes include human error, bad weather, and poor road conditions.
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Hillary Kobayashi
Jun 29, 2021
Can I Use Health Insurance to Cover Car Accident Injuries?
Does health insurance cover car accident injuries? You bet—but you’ll have to pay a deductible. Using personal injury protection or MedPay might be preferable.
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Jason Tushinski
Jun 24, 2021
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
Wondering what to do after a car accident? Check for injuries, move to a safe place, document damage, exchange driver information, and contact your insurer.
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Olivia Rose
Jun 21, 2021
How Much Does Your Insurance Go Up After an Accident?
On average, insurance premiums will increase by 34% following an accident. This amount can differ based on where you live, and the severity of your accident.
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Bonnie Stinson
Jun 09, 2021
6 Tips to Survive a Car Accident
If an accident is imminent, keep these 6 tips in mind.
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Jason Unrau
Feb 08, 2021
What Happens if Your Car Insurance Lapses and You Have an Accident?
If you get into a car accident after your insurance has lapsed, the situation must be handled with care and finesse. Here’s how to handle it.
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Liliana Pina
Dec 11, 2020
Are You Required to Report All Accidents to Your Insurance Company?
Most car insurance companies require that you report all accidents to them directly. Here's what you should know before filing a claim.
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Liliana Pina
Dec 10, 2020
Health Insurance vs. Car Insurance: Who Pays What in a Car Accident?
When you’re injured a car accident, determining who pays, your car or your health insurance, can be a pain. Find out who pays for what at Jerry.
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Cheryl Knight
Dec 01, 2020
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Airplanes?
Airplane accidents involving homes and other property can cause devastating damage, but thankfully, most homeowners insurance policies provide coverage.
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Liliana Pina
Sep 09, 2021
Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering Explained
Before filing a physical pain and emotional suffering lawsuit in court, here's what you should know about how the process works.
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Cheryl Knight
Nov 18, 2020
How to File a Claim on a Car Accident with No Police Report
You’re in a car accident and end up without a police report. Now you're wondering how to file an insurance claim. It’s not as hard as you may think.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
After a car accident, there’s more to consider than auto repair. If a person is injured, pain and suffering damages may need to be calculated and paid.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
How Do Personal Injury Claims Affect Car Insurance Rates?
People fear a personal injury claim on their car insurance will increase rates, but that's not always the case. Here's what you need to know.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
Is Whiplash Covered by Car Insurance?
You've been rear ended and the force was so hard, your head flew vigorously forward. Now you're wondering if whiplash is covered by car insurance.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
Should You File an Insurance Claim for a Fender Bender?
There's a lot of debate around filing an insurance claim for a fender bender. Doing so protects you, but it may also affect your rates. Here's what you should know.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 28, 2020
What to Do After a Fender Bender
Being involved in a fender bender is never fun. Even if the damage is slight, there are five important steps to take after a minor accident.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 01, 2020
Will My Insurance Go Up if Someone Hits My Parked Car?
Get the information you need to ensure a fast and easy claims process if you're involved in a parked car accident.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 03, 2020
Does a No Fault Accident Go On Your Record?
All accidents go on your driving record, including ones that aren’t your fault. Insurance increases vary depending on the circumstances, though.
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Bonnie Stinson
Jun 16, 2021

All Questions on Car Accidents

How do you deal with an insurance adjuster after an accident?
I recently got into an accident that wasn't my fault. Now an insurance adjuster is calling me, and I'm afraid of accidentally saying the wrong thing and getting charged for it. How should I handle the call? Are there any subjects I should avoid entirely?
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Jessa Claeys
Sep 20, 2021
What color of car has the lowest rate of accidents?
My car was just totaled in an accident. I'm mostly okay, as is the other driver, but it was honestly a terrifying experience, and I never want to go through that again. I've heard that some colors of car can reduce your chance of being an accident—if this is true, what color of car is least likely to get into an accident?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Why do white cars have lower accident rates?
I'm currently looking around for a good first car and someone told me that white cars get in fewer accidents. I'm a little skeptical, but is this true? And if so, why?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
What color car gets into the most accidents?
I'm the first person in my family to get a car, and I'm getting a little overwhelmed with all the information I need to know. One thing I keep hearing is that dark cars can be more dangerous—but other people in my life say it's a myth. So is there a color of car that tends to get into accidents more frequently than others? And should I avoid getting a certain color of car?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
How does the color of your car affect your chances of an accident?
I've heard that the color of your car can reduce your risk for accidents. I always want to be the safest driver I can be, but this sounds more like a myth. Is this true? And if it is, what color is the safest?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Does the color of your car reduce your chances of being in an accident?
My car was totaled in an accident, and so I'm currently in the market for a new one. Luckily no one was hurt in the accident, but it's been very distressing to deal with, and I want to do everything I can to avoid going through anything similar again. I've heard that some colors of car can make accidents more or less likely—so there a color that will reduce my chances of being in an accident?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
What happens if I got into a car accident due to a pothole?
I had to swerve out of a lane to avoid a pothole and side-swiped another car. Since I was avoiding a pothole, am I still at fault?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 17, 2021
What happens to a car seat in an insurance claim?
I'm planning on making a claim on my collision insurance for a recent accident. If my child's car seat was damaged, can I submit it as part of the claim?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
Does auto insurance cover car seat replacement?
My vehicle was damaged in a severe storm. My child's car seat may be damaged. Will car insurance cover that?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
Will my car insurance pay to replace a car seat after an accident?
I collided with a wall while backing out of a parking space. No one was hurt but my child's car seat was damaged. Can I use my own insurance to pay for another one?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
Does car insurance cover a car seat after an accident?
My child's car seat was damaged in a recent fender bender. Luckily, my child was not in the vehicle. Will car insurance cover the cost of a replacement?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
Do car insurance companies cover performance parts in an accident?
I made some modifications to my car's engine that significantly increased its value. Can I insure my car based on its value with modifications?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
Does car insurance cover the cost of aftermarket parts when your vehicle is totaled?
If my car has aftermarket parts and someone totaled my car, will their insurance cover the cost? I'm worried about this scenario because I've had some significant work done to my Mustang.
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Sophie Newman
Sep 15, 2021
What does it mean when someone is not rated on a car insurance policy?
My son recently hit a pothole while driving the family car. It caused thousands of dollars of damage. The insurance company said they wouldn't cover him because he's "not rated." He's listed as a driver on the policy. What does this mean?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Can I change auto insurance companies after a claim so I don't have to pay higher premiums?
I have Progressive and I recently submitted a claim after an at-fault accident. Can I switch companies to avoid a rate increase?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Why did my premium with GEICO increase so much?
After I got into my first wreck, my premium went up by about $1,200. The accident was my fault and I did total my car. Before that, I had been with GEICO for five years and had a safe driver discount in addition to accident forgiveness. Why didn't my accident forgiveness kick in and help spare me this increase? Should I stick with GEICO or try to move to a new company?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
What does an adjuster do after an accident?
I recently got into an accident, and my friend told me I'll need to talk to an insurance adjuster. What should I expect?
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Rachel Juillerat
Sep 13, 2021
What should I do if I think I'm going to hit a deer?
I live in a rural area, and I'm worried about hitting a deer. I see a lot of them run around at odd hours, and while I'm a good driver, I know how quickly they can dash out. I've seen a lot of different advice, so what's the best thing to do in that situation?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
What are some risks associated with being a taxi driver?
I'm considering working as a taxi driver, but I'm hesitant. What are some risks that are associated with the job?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Why can airbags be harmful?
I've heard horror stories of people getting hurt when airbags deployed. I thought they were to protect you in the event of an accident, so why do they cause harm?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
What's wrong with putting your feet on the dashboard?
My mom always yells at me when I do it—but I have long legs and I need to stretch them out! What's wrong with stretching my muscles on long trips?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can I get a second opinion if my vehicle is marked a total loss?
I was in an accident and my insurance says my car is a total loss. It doesn't seem like that much damage and I'd rather just get my vehicle repaired. Can I request a second opinion?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How do I file a car insurance claim?
What steps do I need to follow to file a claim? I was recently in an accident and I'm not sure how to submit a claim for my car insurance.
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Who pays for a rental car after an accident?
A couple of weeks ago, I was in an accident. Thankfully everyone is all right and I was found not at fault, but my car needs repairs and I'll need a rental car. Will my insurance pay for it or will the at-fault driver's?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Who is responsible for your deductible in an accident if you aren't at fault?
I was not at fault in an accident. I have to get my car repaired. Will the other driver pay my collision deductible or am I still responsible for it?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
How long will it take for my insurance to reimburse me for my deductible?
I was not at fault in an accident. I submitted a claim to my insurance and paid my deductible so I could get my car repaired. My insurance is attempting to recover costs from the other driver. How long will it take to be reimbursed?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
Do you have to pay your deductible before your insurance pays out for any claims?
My car was hit by an uninsured driver. I have to submit a claim for damage done to my vehicle. I have uninsured motorist coverage, but do I still need to pay my collision deductible?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
Is my collision deductible required if someone hit me?
I was rear-ended at a stop light. I have to submit a claim for damage, but do I have to pay my deductible? Would the at-fault driver's insurance cover it?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 09, 2021
How do you refill the fluid in car wipers?
What's the best way to refill windshield wiper fluid? My car ran out and I live in Iowa, where I have to constantly drive through bugs on country roads.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How do you pull a car out of a ditch?
How do you get your car out of a ditch? I live in rural Montana and the nearest town is 50 miles away. I haven't ended up in a ditch yet, but I want to know how to pull my car out just in case.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021

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