worth hiring an insurance agency

Insurance is a booming business in the U.S. Last year, $1.2 trillion in net premiums were written. Life and health insurance accounted for 52% of that while property and casualty insurance accounted for the other 48%. But what if you invest in insurance to protect yourself against a loss and then nothing ever happens? Then, you’ve paid for nothing. […]

How do Speeding Tickets Affect Insurance Rates

How do Speeding Tickets Affect Insurance Rates?

People sometimes do irrational things when there’s a police car behind them. They’ll slow down well below the speed limit and overthink every single move they make. There’s a reason for that fear, though. Getting pulled over is rarely a good experience. If you’ve committed a traffic violation, such as running a stop sign or […]

Mercury Auto Insurance. An in-depth review of policies, coverage, and customer satisfaction.

Mercury Auto Insurance: an In-Depth Review

Mercury General has over 50 years in business, $4 billion in assets, and is one of the fastest growing automobile insurers in the U.S. Further, it’s the top independent broker and agency writer of auto insurance in California. But is it right for you? Is it available where you live and can it offer you the best […]

what is ridesharing

If you’re like many (or perhaps most) Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers, you don’t have a taxicab license and you didn’t register the car as a commercial vehicle. Instead, you probably have a personal auto insurance policy. That’s good to have. But it’s not enough if you want to give rides to other people and […]

What is accident forgiveness

Wouldn’t it be cool if your auto insurance company “forgave you” and didn’t increase your rate if you got involved in a car accident? Well, good news – many companies do! This benefit is known as “accident forgiveness,” and some companies include it as part of their standard auto insurance policy. Others offer it as an […]

In a perfect world, no one would ever be involved in a car accident or need car insurance. But in the real world, accidents happen. If you were in an accident that left your car badly damaged, to the point that you were unable to drive it, how would you get where you needed to […]

Auto insurance that covers any driver

One of the many complicated facets of auto insurance is who—or what—is covered by an auto insurance policy. Is it the car? The driver? Or both? The answer isn’t obvious, and the question leads to other questions, like: Can you drive someone else’s car if you have insurance, but the other person doesn’t? Can someone […]

Auto insurance that covers rental cars

If you’re planning to rent a car, you might be wondering whether you need rental car insurance. The answer is yes. “You are required to have insurance when you rent a vehicle,” says Kevin Patrick, owner and founder of Kevin Patrick Law, a law firm in Atlanta that handles car accidents and other personal injury cases. […]