Is Your Car Wreck an “Accident” or a “Collision”?

Good communication requires being mindful of the words we use. In a legal setting, word choice is critical, whether written or spoken. For instance, when talking about an auto collision, many people refer to the event as an “accident.” The word “accident” refers to intent. And though it is true that very few auto wrecks […]

3 Tips for Taking Photos After a Collision

You’ve just experienced an auto collision and your thoughts are swirling. What’s next? What should you do? My key piece of advice: Take photos of the collision to preserve visual proof for insurance and legal purposes. Here are three tips for preserving evidence. 1. Take photos before vehicles are moved or debris is cleaned up. […]

Car Accident Checklist

The moments immediately after a collision can be incredibly disorienting. However, the actions you take in the first several minutes after an accident can be crucial. Having a post-accident checklist in mind can help you take the right steps and avoid mistakes. 1. Remain calm. An accident can be overwhelming, but it is important to […]

Anticipating a Car Accident

Nobody plans to be involved in a motor collision, but the unfortunate reality is that most people will experience one at some point in their lives. Be prepared at all times by following these steps: 1. Purchase collision insurance. If your vehicle were totaled today, would you be able to afford to purchase a replacement? […]

4 Common Causes for Motorcycle Crashes

With summer quickly approaching, more and more motorcyclists are out on the road. There’s nothing quite like the roar of a motorcycle engine or the joy of riding on a sunny day, the road stretching before you. But aside from all the pleasures of riding a motorcycle, there are real dangers, too. The small size […]

Top 3 Mistakes After a Car Accident

Being in a car accident can be a life-changing experience and a very stressful experience. Many times it’s hard to remember exactly what to do after the shock of the collision. If you have an injury, it can be even more difficult to remember exactly what to do. It is important to take the necessary […]

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Minor Car Collision

Even though minor car collisions, or “fender benders,” are relatively common, they can still leave you in a state of shock or confusion. In the moment, it can be hard to keep calm and think through the appropriate steps to take. Here are some common mistakes to avoid: Mistake #1: Not getting the information you […]