Car Accidents

    Our collection of articles covers everything you need to know about driving a car, from renting a vehicle and choosing an auto technician to handling the aftermath of an accident: insurance claims, medical treatments and car repairs.

     

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

     


     

  • What Auto Technicians Do

    Auto mechanics, or “technicians,” as some prefer to be known, do a LOT more than just fix cars. Technicians deal with distributors, solve problems for customers, crunch numbers, receive ongoing training, and even negotiate with insurance adjusters, often on behalf of the customer. Want to coast through your next repair shop visit without a hitch? […]

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  • What to Do in Case of a Car Fire

    Fire While Driving Be safe, be smart. Pull over and stop your car immediately. Turn off the ignition. Get yourself and all other persons out of the vehicle. Get far away from the vehicle and stay away from it. Keep others away. Even if there aren’t visible flames, the car may be VERY hot. It […]

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  • What To Do After an Accident

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Keep a copy of both of the following in your glove compartment just in case: Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved and Car Accident-Another Driver Involved. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Stop your vehicle if it is clear, safe and legal and turn off the ignition. Determine your location, if you can. You’ll […]

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  • After the Accident: Insurance Claims

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file”. This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. At home, write down exactly what happened. Include all of the information you and witnesses […]

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  • Reporting an Accident

    If you are reporting an accident or emergency by cell phone: Be sure you are safe. If you are driving, pull over to a safe spot, turn on your hazard lights (flashers) and stop before calling for help. Be watchful of the potential for additional accidents caused by the first accident. Stay out of the […]

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  • Renting a Car

    We’ve talked with rental car agencies, car insurance agents, people who rent cars—and rented a few cars ourselves—to prepare this handy guide to help you through the rental car process. Insurance Options Review your auto insurance policy. According to the Insurance Information Institute, if you have comprehensive and collision coverage, your personal insurance policy will likely […]

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  • Filing an Insurance Claim

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file.” This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. First 3 Steps At home, write down exactly what happened. Include all of the information you and […]

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  • 10 Tips to Follow If You’re In A Rental Car Accident

    In a rental car accident? Follow these 10 tips to handle the situation! WHN TIP – Be Prepared: Download and print put our two useful accidents pdfs: Car Accident-Another Driver Involved and Car Accident-No Other Driver Involved. WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for more tips on what to do after a car accident! […]

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  • 5 Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

    We asked motorcyclists to share their five tips for sharing the road with motorcycles. Let’s all do our part to share the road and get along. Tip 1: Allow them the right to the road. “We have the same rights to space on the road as drivers,” says Ron Arieli, president and owner of T.E.A.M. Arizona Motorcyclist […]

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  • 7 Points About Car Accidents to Discuss with Your Agent

    The more you know and understand about car insurance, accident coverage and your own policy, the better off you are. These “starter” questions will help you understand the types and extent of coverage. (Additional questions are covered in our 6 Points to Cover About Car Insurance article.) About Reporting an Accident Do I have to report an accident […]

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