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How Much Auto Insurance Do I Need?

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Most states require drivers to carry auto insurance if they own a vehicle. This is because if you cause an accident that results in property damage or injuries, you are financially liable for those damages and the state wants to make sure you have...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What are Alabama’s Laws About Texting and Driving in 2021?

March 22, 2021

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Distracted driving is a serious problem wherever you go, and while texting and driving isn’t the only form of distracted driving, it’s definitely one of the major ones!

Alabama has had laws since 2012 prohibiting texting while driving as well as searching the internet...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Is My Car Totaled If the Airbags Deploy?

February 15, 2021

Many people believe, and have likely been told, that if the airbags go off after a crash, the vehicle is automatically considered a total loss. This is not true.

While a crash that is severe enough to set off the airbags will usually cause enough damage to total the car, it doesn’t always.

When Is...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What Are Georgia’s Laws About Texting and Driving?

January 25, 2021

Because laws about how you can use your phone in your car vary from state to state, it can seem like a gray area of whether calling or texting while driving is actually illegal, or simply a bad idea.

If you weren’t paying close attention, you might have missed it, but Georgia’s laws about cell...

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Category: Auto Accidents

How Do I Know If I Have Whiplash After a Car Accident?

January 18, 2021

Whiplash: no, it’s not an official medical term, but it’s a very real condition nonetheless. Whiplash refers to neck injuries that typically occur in rear-end auto collisions that cause victims’ heads to violently jerk forward and backward from the sudden acceleration of being struck.

Before the widespread use of personal automobiles, this same condition was...

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Category: Auto Accidents

What to Do After an Out-of-Town Auto Wreck

December 21, 2020

Getting into a car accident is a nightmare even when there are no injuries and only minimal damage. Getting into an accident when you are out of town, especially if you get hurt, is a disaster scenario.

And with the holiday season here, many people will cross state borders to spend the holidays with...

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Category: Auto Accidents

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

December 7, 2020

Each day, on average, around 20 older adults die and an additional 700 are injured in vehicle crashes. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is observed from December 7-11 in 2020, and it’s an opportunity to think about how the actions of older drivers affect us and how our actions affect them.

Whether you’re noticing a...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Can I Get Treatment After a Car Crash if I Don’t Have Health Insurance?

November 30, 2020

If you were injured in a car accident, you can get compensation for your medical expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. But negotiating with the insurance company can take months or longer, especially if you need to go to court. In the meantime, you are responsible for paying your own bills, with your settlement eventually...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Can You File a Lawsuit If a Drunk Driver Gets Off in Criminal Court?

November 16, 2020

Drunk driving is illegal in all states, and anyone who gets caught doing so can face criminal charges.

In Georgia and Alabama, a first offense DUI is considered a misdemeanor. That means drivers could face prison time of up to a year for driving under the influence! Each subsequent DUI brings harsher criminal charges and...

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Category: Auto Accidents

Does Someone Always Get a Ticket After an Accident?

November 2, 2020

After a car accident, you probably know to call the police to file a report. In fact, you are legally required to file a police report after a crash in both Georgia and Alabama if anyone was injured. However, you may be surprised to find that both you and the other driver may end up...

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Category: Auto Accidents