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Rental Car Agent

Rental Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

A car accident may be the furthest thing from your mind when you’re researching rental cars. But the rental car agent will most certainly bring it up when you pick up your vehicle. That’s because they’ll offer you additional insurance coverage. Do you know what coverage to accept and what to turn down? It’s so…
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Beach Cyclist

California’s Top 5 Most Scenic Bike Paths

With longer days upon us, what better way to enjoy them than by taking a bike ride. And because it’s National Bicycle Safety Awareness Month, we’ve selected paths that don’t allow vehicles, so you can enjoy the ride without being vulnerable to an accident — at least with a car. Here, in no particular order…
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Motorcycle Rider

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Down in 2017

We don’t usually associate motorcycle accident statistics with good news, but the Governors Highway Safety Association did just that in their latest report[1]. Just in time for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the non-profit organization’s study revealed that fatalities related to motorcycle accidents dropped from 5,286 in 2016 to 4,990 in 2017. One of the reasons…
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Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket

Going for a walk has never been riskier. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)[1], 5,987 deaths in pedestrian accidents involving vehicles in 2016. That’s the highest jump since 1990 and is 48% higher than in 2009 when pedestrian fatalities were at their lowest. A closer look at these grim statistics shows that…
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Motorcycle Rider

Motorcycle Safety in All Types of Weather

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. While that usually means warmer weather, the month kicked off with an uncharacteristically cool and gloomy day in Southern California. Of course, this being the Golden State warm sunny days are on the horizon, just in time for the weekend. Given this generally great weather, it’s no surprise…
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Dishonest Insurance Adjuster

How Car Insurance Companies Mislead Customers

Dennis Haysbert struts onto your screen and tells you “you’re in good hands”. Flo’s energy inspires confidence in you. A gecko with a British accent disarms you into trusting him. Advertising, from celebrity endorsements to original mascots, is just the tip of the iceberg of tactics that insurance companies use to convince their clients they…
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Rear End Car Accident

What to do if I am involved in a car sharing accident?

Car sharing has rapidly been gaining traction as an alternative to traditional car rentals, especially in major cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now, even the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is getting involved by partnering with a French company to bring electric vehicles to densely populated Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Downtown,…
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The Five Most Dangerous Roadways in California

California is known for its car culture. But for every image of a driver cruising down a palm-lined street, there’s also one of another motorist stuck in heavy traffic. All of these vehicles on the road translates into more car accidents. Unfortunately, California has the dubious distinction of being home to four of the 20…
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How often do motorcycles crash?

Approximately 236 motorcycle crashes result in injuries every day in the United States, with an average of about 86,000 total injuries from crashes per year (2011-2015). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, with 4,976 reported deaths in 2015 alone. The amount of motorcycle accident injuries in the U.S. have also…
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Where Do Car Accidents Happen Most?

Car accidents are, by nature, unpredictable. There is no exact science to forecasting or preventing them. However, there are evident patterns in when and where crashes occur – and knowing these patterns can help reduce the risk of an incident. In this article, we cover a few common accident scenarios and what you can do…
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