Being in an auto accident or receiving a traffic ticket can cost you more than just repairing damages or paying the fine. An at-fault accident or ticket can also raise your insurance rates. Even just receiving a traffic ticket has the potential of raising your premiums. But how long do these stay on your record? And what are your options for keeping your rates down?
Fireworks have become a staple at 4th of July parties. Each year, Americans celebrate independence by purchasing over 247,550,000 lbs of fireworks for their personal use, spending more than $725,000,000! That's a lot of fireworks!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has evidence that a LayZ Board brand self-balancing scooter, also known as a "hoverboard," was responsible for a March house fire that killed two little girls. LayZ Board is only one brand of the device. Its products are manufactured in Shenzhen, China. Over 3,000 LayZ Boards were imported into the U.S.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, manufacturer of the Ram line of pickup trucks, has just issued a safety recall after a software error was blamed for at least two accidents, including one fatality. The recall will begin in late June, at which point owners can bring in their vehicles for reprogramming.
Black Friday marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Last year, more than 150 million people were out shopping, and even more are expected this year. Stores will be promoting hot deals on the latest fashions, sports equipment, and the most popular tech gadgets of the year.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. We gather with friends and family for a relaxing day of eating home-cooked meals, backyard soccer, and college football. Along with the joys of the day can come opportunities for unexpected injuries.
Now that autumn is upon us and children are back at school, parents may breathe a sigh of relief. Kids can get into all kinds of dangerous situations with lots of time on their hands and without the structure - and relative safety - of school.
The Pokemon GO craze is in full force!
It's easy to forget how wonderful car insurance is until you need it. Car insurance can greatly reduce or eliminate your out-of-pocket costs when an accident occurs, whether it's your fault or not. This is also where it can be confusing, too. What will insurance cover? What policies did you purchase, and what are you responsible for?
Over 600 deaths
In 2015, the Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.