The Informed Citizen explains what to do if you're involved in an auto accident.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Crystal tells Kirk how to smartly save money on his homeowner's insurance and avoid the mistake of insuring for the real estate value.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Everyone knows that trucks drive differently than cars, but few know how to drive safely along side of a truck. Brian O'Neil, former president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says in crashes between cars and trucks, the consequences for cars is often catastrophic. The Insurance Information Institute urges drivers to use car passing a truck, know where the blind spots are. Phyllis Schenberg, Government Accountability Office, says there were half a million crashes involving trucks in 1997 and 5,000 fatalities. Remember: The larger the truck, the bigger the blind spot and the more room they need to stop or turn.
Monday, March 19, 2018
There are many parts to a typical homeowners insurance policy and it's important to understand them all. The Informed Citizen interviews two homeowners to see what they know and is here to help make sure you are covered.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
This is an earthquake of at least 5.5! At the mid-America earthquake center, you can see what would happen if the ground beneath you started to shake! You might be surprised that so many things inside the home can be destroyed, even kill you, even though the structure of the home stays intact. "The risk of an earthquake is real," says Jeanne Salvatore, senior vice president, Insurance Information Institute. Earthquakes are not covered by homeowners insurance, you need separate insurance to cover earthquakes. The Institute for Business and Home Safety says there are easy and inexpensive steps you can take inside your home to make it safer. Anchor bookcases and filing cabinets to the wall. Install ledge barriers on shelves. Put heavy things lower. Harvey Ryland, President of the Institute for Business and Home Safety (www.ibhs.org) says earthquakes injure and kill people, destroy their homes and steal their jobs. The tragedy is that we know how to reduce injuries to families and their homes, and we are not doing it.