How To Prepare For A Flood Claim Adjuster Visit

It’s important to know what do do after you experience flood damage so that you can safely get back to your property and receive timely payment of your flood claim. After you’ve experienced flood damage and your flood claim has been filed, you can expect to hear from an insurance adjuster. Before the adjuster visits your property – and before your flood claim payment can be issued – you’ll need to take important steps to prepare for the adjuster visit. TAKE THESE

Teen Driving Safety

When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up: * Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 14 through 18. * A teen’s crash risk is three times that of more experienced drivers. * Being in a car with three or more teen passengers quadruples a teen driver’s crash risk. * More than half of teens killed in crashes were not wearing

Texting And Driving

An AT&T sponsored survey of frequent drivers who text daily – regardless of where they are – 98% said they were aware of the dangers of texting behine the wheel. Nonetheless three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite broad public-service campaigns and laws against it in some states. Two-thirds said they have read text messages while stopped at a red light or stop sign, while more than a quarter said they have sent texts while driving. More than

Wake UP, Please!

A recent report says 37% of drivers indicate having fallen asleep while behind the wheel sometime in their lives, and 11% having done so in the past year. If that statistic isn’t scary enough, the report when on to show the more serious the crash the higher the incidence of a drowsy driver involved. Of the nearly 15,000 crashes reviewed in the study, the ones resulting in a fatality had a drowsy driver involved 21% of the time. So what

A Dubious Distinction for Florida

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4,743 pedestrians were killed in auto crashes in 2012. That equated to one pedestrian killed every two hours. There were also 76,000 injuries. In a recently released report by Obrella identifying the states with the highest pedestrian fatality rates, Florida earned a dubious distinction. #5. New Mexico – 10.12 per 100,000 of population #4 Louisiana – 10.87 #3 South Carolina – 10.92 #2 Delaware – 11.23 And number 1 in case you haven’t already surmised was

Halloween Safety

Despite the fact that Halloween in Venice consists mostly of goblins and ghouls walking around downtown shops, it still requires a little common sense to make the evening safe for everyone. Here are five questions to ask so your entire family, even pets, can enjoy a safe and fun eving of trick-or-treating or handing out candy to others: 1. Are we visible? Add reflective tape to costumes, clothing and candy bags to make it easier for drivers to see you and your

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcyclists know that riding gives them a freedom that driving a car just can’t match. But the best riders also know that motorcycles require more focus to operate and don’t provide the same protections cars do in the event of a crash. The best riders also take great care in all situations, whether they’re in heavy traffic on US41, stuck in the rain or just taking a quick ride on a perfect day. The following tips are a great way

Grilling Safety

Here in the Venice area we are fortunate that grilling season is virtually all year long, not just the right of summer. With familiarity often stems complecency about safety. Keep in mind that when grilling, you are literally playing with fire. Thousands of residents each year learn this the hard way, suffering damage to their homes or even serious injuries from grilling accidents. The good news though: You can prevent grilling accidents by taking some simple precautions. The tips below may

Do You Have a Water Leak?

Water damage is a major concern to insurance companies and should be to you too. Even if there is no resulting damage you could be paying for lots of lost water. There are a number of common places you shoud be checking for water leaks before they become a major water loss. 1. Toilets – The toilet is one of the most common sources of water leaks in the entire home. In fact experts estimate from 20% to 35% of all residential

Drive it Forward to Reduce Road Rage

Many will likely remember the movie “Pay it Forward”. The theme being do something nice for someone, and they in turn do something nice for someone else, and it pays niceness forward. So how about we all “Drive it Forward” when behind the wheel of our cars. Let us all consider these ideas: * Recognize the characteriscs of an aggressive driver: Cutting off drivers, tailgating, unnecessary and excessive use of the horn, or rapid lane changes with erractic speed. Do