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Man Crashes $700,000 Car Because He “Unfamiliar With How To Drive Stick”
A 50-year-old Florida man crashed his $700,000 supercar because he doesn’t know how to drive a stick shift.
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Jerry
May 13, 2022
Research Suggests That Leaving a Kid in a Hot Car Can Happen to Anyone
Vehicular heatstroke deaths are more common than most caregivers think, and can happen to just about anyone.
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Jerry
May 11, 2022
Tesla Goes Airborne in a Viral Video and Police Are Searching for the Driver
A viral video of a rented Tesla jumping a hill and crashing into parked vehicles is making the rounds—and police are searching for the driver.
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Jerry
Mar 30, 2022
Could Your Car Become Your Doctor?
The idea behind the life-saving technology of Medi-cars is that if you’re in a serious accident, doctors will immediately know what’s happened.
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Jerry
Mar 18, 2022
Paul Walker's Brothers Cody and Caleb Walker Helped Finish 'Furious 7'
Cody and Caleb Walker took on their famous brother Paul’s role in ‘Furious 7’. Will they help bring Brian O’Conner back again for the 10th movie in the franchise?
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Jerry
Mar 17, 2022
Two Racers Made History at Le Mans This Year, But Not in the Way You Think
Two out of three drivers in one Le Mans team are paraplegic. Could their success help make motorsports more inclusive?
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Jerry
Feb 19, 2022
Winter Is Coming: What Are the Best Tires for Driving in the Winter?
Winter can be a dangerous time for drivers. To keep you and your car safe, you might want to consider these winter tire options to keep your tires firmly on the road.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Deadliest Crash Corridors in Brevard County, Florida
Sadly, car accidents are relatively common, but they are unusually common in Brevard County, Florida. A stretch of U.S. Highway 1 bisects many parts of the area with very few crosswalks, making the popular area a dangerous place for foot traffic.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Outdated Vehicles Increase the Risk of Crash Fatalities in Older Drivers
The IIHS study found that older vehicles can increase the risk of crashes due to outdated safety technology. Older drivers are more likely to drive outdated models.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do You Need a Seat Belt Cutter and Other Car Escape Tools?
No one wants to think about getting into a car accident, but being prepared can save your life. A seat belt cutter and a window breaker can help you get away from danger quickly.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Tips for Driving Again After an Accident
Taking a defensive driving course, attending a support group, and driving with a buddy can help if you’re scared to drive after a car accident.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Most Infamous Car Crashes in Music History
Musicians of all stripes have been in some nasty car accidents. Some of their careers were defined, in part, by these incidents.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do Higher Speed Limits Increase Car Accidents?
Speeding can increase the likelihood of a car accident. So do higher speed limits actually increase vehicle crashes? We decided to take a closer look.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Moose Meets Car, Car Meets Moose: A Collision Story
Moose and cars go together like toothpaste and orange juice. If you live in moose county, make sure you're protected in the event of a collision.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
You’ll Never Guess the Most Common Reason for Weather-Related Car Crashes
You might be surprised to find out that cloudiness saw a dramatic increase in weather-related car crashes in the past several years.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Safest (And Most Dangerous) Days To Travel During Thanksgiving Week
It probably comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving Day is the most dangerous day to drive on. If you need to travel, you should do so early on in the week.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
These 3 States Have the Highest Number of Climate-Related Accidents
Find out which states have the highest number of climate-related motor vehicle crashes, and why things are getting worse.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Accidents Have Increased in Texas and Florida for a Similar Reason
Texas and Florida are both seeing increases in car accidents caused by weather. They’re both coastal states and have been impacted by the worsening effects of climate change.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Mar 09, 2022
Does Insurance Cover a Hit and Run?
A hit and run accident can leave you footing the bill. Carry more than just liability insurance so you don’t have to pay for damages yourself. Read here to learn what coverage you need.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does Renters Insurance Cover Damage to a Car?
If you have renters insurance, you might be wondering if it covers the car you drive. This article explains what it does and doesn't cover with regard to your car and property.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Mar 09, 2022
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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Jerry
Feb 18, 2022
Why You Should Replace Child Car Seats After a Car Accident
Do you need to replace a child car seat following an accident? It depends on the severity of the accident, according to the NHTSA.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What if Both Parties in a Car Accident Have the Same Insurance Company?
Wondering how to handle a car accident when you both have the same insurance provider? The process remains the same.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Determine Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident
If you find yourself involved in an accident, take photos and get any witness names and information to support your case when not at-fault.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Hit and Run Insurance and Claims: Everything You Need to Know
Filing a car insurance claim after a hit and run accident can help you get the cost of your vehicle repairs covered by an auto insurance provider. Read here to learn about hit and run, insurance, and claims.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Each State Rates in Preventing Car Accidents
The best states for car accident prevention are Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington D.C., while the worst are Montana, South Dakota, and Missouri.
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Jerry
Apr 06, 2022

All Questions on Car Accidents

What do I do if someone hit my car and fled the scene?
"What can I do if someone rear ended me then sped off? We agreed to move to a different spot, but they left. I got their license plate, but the number isn't associated with the vehicle they were driving. I wasn't able to call the police until later since I didn't have my phone with me."
Emily Maracle
Jun 21, 2021
When do you need to file a police report in Alabama?
I recently was in an accident and I'm not sure if I need to file a police report. My car was damaged and I also had to go to the hospital for minor injuries. Do I need to file a report?
Emily Maracle
Aug 18, 2021
How can I find out the cost of a car insurance claim?
I am new to driving and car insurance. I’m worried about what to do if I get into an accident and need to repair my car. How would I find out the cost of my insurance claim?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 11, 2021
How long should you wait to file an insurance claim after a car accident?
When should you file an insurance claim if you were in an accident? I was rear-ended a few days ago but I still haven't filed a claim. I've been pretty busy and I'd like to put it off for a few weeks if I can.
Joshua Levy
Sep 22, 2021
What happens if you get into an accident without insurance?
What will happen if I injure someone in an accident and I don't have insurance? I don't currently have insurance.
Emily Maracle
Jul 09, 2021
Why do so many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads?
I’ve done some research and I found out that many head-on collisions occur on two-lane roads as opposed to other thoroughfares. Why would more head-on collisions happen on these types of roads?
Eric Schad
Mar 04, 2022
How do I submit a claim off someone else's insurance?
I was in an accident on the highway. The other driver is at fault. How do I submit a claim for their insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
How much money will the insurance company pay out for my totaled vehicle?
My Ford Edge has been deemed a total loss after it was hit by a motorist who was texting and driving. How much money can I expect from the insurance company? Will they offer book value or take certain factors into consideration, like the hardship of being without a vehicle?
Alexah Grinnell
Aug 06, 2021
How long is it to make a claim on car insurance?
How long can I wait to make a claim on my car insurance? Someone hit my car while I was in a store and messed up my bumper. I know I need to file a claim, but I've been so busy!
Joshua Levy
Oct 18, 2021
How long does it take for insurance to repair a car?
My son got into an accident recently and his car needs some repairs. He's driving my car for now, but we can't do that forever! How long will it take for insurance to repair his car so I can get mine back?
Liz Jenson
Sep 21, 2021
How do I make a car insurance claim when I'm not at fault?
A few days ago, a drunk driver slammed into the passenger side of my car. Everyone's okay, but one side of my car is completely crushed. I was not at fault here, but I've never had to file a claim before—I don't know what to do. How do I make a car insurance claim when I'm not at fault?
Ben Guess
Nov 02, 2021
How do I check my car insurance policy?
What’s the best way to look up my car insurance policy? I was in a minor accident about a week ago. No one was harmed and the damages to my car weren’t horrible, but I'm not sure if my car insurance will cover the cost of repairs. How can I check?
Chloe Jenkins
Sep 30, 2021
What is the time limit to sue someone after an accident in New York?
"I got into a car accident 2 years ago and wasn't at fault. I initially didn't have any injuries, but now have back issues resulting from the accident. Is it too late to submit a claim for medical costs?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
How do you stop a car alarm?
How do you turn off a car alarm that won’t stop going off? Someone hit my car and my alarm has been going off for three straight minutes. I have no idea what to do!
Joshua Levy
Oct 26, 2021
How to explain car accidents to insurance?
I got into a fender bender last weekend, and I haven't reported anything to my car insurance yet. What is the best way to explain a car accident to your insurance company?
Carlos Kirby
Nov 09, 2021
What information is needed when reporting a claim?
How can I make sure I give the claims agent all of the information they need? Unfortunately, I was in an accident yesterday and was so frazzled that I don't think I even knew what I was saying! Is there any way I can contact them again and give them the information they need now that I’m in a better state of mind?
Shannon Martin
Oct 22, 2021
What can I do if an insurance company won’t pay me for my labor?
A driver crashed through a fence on my property and caused extensive damage to my fence, yard, kid’s toys, and more. The estimate to clean up and remove the debris was $1,250 that I could not pay upfront, so I cleaned it up and disposed of the waste on my own. I assumed the insurance company would compensate me for my labor, but they are refusing to pay. Do I have any options?
Jack Walsh
Nov 17, 2021
What is the best way to protect yourself after a car accident?
What can I do to make sure I am safe after a car accident? I haven't been in one before, but I don’t want to take any chances—I want to make sure I am as prepared as possible. If I do get into a car accident, how should I protect myself?
Shannon Martin
Oct 21, 2021
How much does it cost to fix a car frame?
I was in a bit of a fender bender with my old 1993 Toyota Tacoma. I don’t have collision coverage, so I have to get my truck repaired myself. I think there may be some frame damage, but it is still drivable. How much does it cost to fix a car frame?
Shannon Martin
Dec 18, 2021
What do I do if I get into a not at-fault accident?
"Do I need to inform my insurance if I filed a claim with the other person's? I was in a multi-vehicle accident and the at-fault driver was arrested at the scene. I have medical bills and need to get a rental car as well. What should I do next?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021
How do I see if a car is insured?
I'm sort of panicking. I got into a little accident today, and the other person gave me their phone number and said they would send me their insurance information. I haven't heard from them since! Can I check on their insurance anywhere else?
Liz Jenson
Nov 11, 2021
Can I get an attorney if I wasn't at fault in an accident?
I was injured in an accident and the police determined I wasn't at fault. Am I able to get a lawyer to represent me? I'm having issues with the other driver's insurance company.
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
How do I find my car insurance company from a policy number?
I wrote down the policy number of someone that rear-ended me last night, but I was really shaken up, and I’ve forgotten which company they were insured. How can I find their car insurance company from the policy number alone?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 10, 2021
How does GEICO decide if a car is totaled?
I was recently in an accident and GEICO said my car was totaled. I'm not upset about taking the money for the car to buy a new one; it was about time to get a new one anyway. But I'm curious; how does GEICO decide if a car is totaled? It looked fine to me.
Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
Is Arizona a no-fault state?
I recently got into a little bit of an accident while driving through Phoenix. I overheard somewhere that Arizona is considered a no-fault state, but I wanted to make sure this is true. So, is Arizona a no-fault state?
Kevin Martinez
Feb 25, 2022
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?
Sophie Newman
Sep 16, 2021
How does an auto insurance claim work after an accident?
My car was recently damaged and I know I need to file a claim. How do I do that? What are the next steps?
Jackie Whalen
Aug 06, 2021
How do I bill my insurance for home healthcare?
I was in a pretty bad car accident a few months ago. I had to file a claim for damage and my initial injuries. I've had to have home health care as well. How do I submit the bill for home health care to my insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 18, 2021
How much will you have to pay for car insurance?
I got into a car accident a few weeks ago but my insurance hasn't changed yet. I'm expecting my rate to bump up but I don't know by how much. How do you calculate car insurance?
Joshua Levy
Oct 26, 2021
How do you know if a car has frame damage?
I was recently in an accident with my Jeep. It seems off when I drive it now. I'm worried it has frame damage. What are the signs?
Sophie Newman
Sep 30, 2021

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