Category: Car Insurance

Five ways to navigate an insurance claim

Braxton Hicks contractions, signs of false labour, hit me like a freight train two weeks ago. Never having been through childbirth before, my fiancé and I assumed that this was the “big event,” so I grabbed a change of clothes and made my way down the street to the car. In my frantic state, with my fiancé thousands of kilometres away in Edmonton but joining... Read Article

NY makes it a crime to stage a car crash for insurance fraud

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state has a new law making it a felony to intentionally cause a car crash in order to collect an insurance payout. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the legislation Thursday. While insurance fraud and reckless endangerment are already illegal, supporters say the new law will strengthen criminal penalties and give authorities new tools to punish dangerous fraudsters. So-called... Read Article

5 Steps To Follow After A Car Accident

No matter how diligently you drive, car accidents are sometimes unavoidable. It is important to know about the following steps to take in case you are involved in a crash. Step 1: Check Yourself & Your Passengers For Injuries If you are injured, call 911, or asked someone else to do so if you are unable. If you have passengers in your vehicle, check to... Read Article

7 common driving tickets that could cause your car insurance bill to spike

Getting caught texting and driving could wreck your insurance premium.   The easiest way for almost anyone to control the cost of their car insurance is to maintain a good driving record. Most traffic violations or accidents lead to an increase in the cost of your insurance premium, which could affect your rate for up to three years, according to an analysis by the Zebra.... Read Article

Car insurance rates in New York among nation’s highest: survey

It’s an expense that drives New Yorkers nuts: high car insurance rates. New York has the most expensive car insurance rates of 47 states surveyed in a recent study by WalletHub, a consumer finance Web site. And pretending you live elsewhere won’t help much. New Jersey ranks 45th in car insurance rates. Connecticut is 38th, and Pennsylvania is 41st. Three states weren’t included because they... Read Article