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Prevent drunk driving during the holidays

December 06 , 2017

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The holidays are here. It’s a time for family, friends and good cheer – not drunk driving. Unfortunately, accidents caused by drunk drivers tend to rise around times of celebration. Keep yourself and the ones you care about safe at this season’s holiday parties with these tips for hosts and guests to help prevent drunk driving. 

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Holiday home fire prevention tips

November 21 , 2017

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There’s nothing like a crackling fire to keep you warm during the holidays – as long as that fire stays in the fireplace. In 2016, a home fire was reported to a U.S. fire department every 90 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The holiday season can bring extra fire risks.

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10 Halloween safety reminders

October 26 , 2017

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Halloween is supposed to be a scary holiday. We expect to see spooky costumes and terrifying decorations. Some frights, however, are less enjoyable – especially when they involve injuries or lawsuits.

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How car accidents affect your Texas auto insurance rates

August 31 , 2017

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Car insurance is required by Texas law, and it’s also a smart way to protect your assets. Unfortunately, car insurance premiums can be expensive – even if you have a clean driving record. Have you ever wondered what might happen to your car insurance rates if you get into an accident? Find out below.

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Does your homeowners insurance pay legal fees?

July 26 , 2017

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If you’ve ever been sued, you know that legal fees add up fast. It doesn’t matter if you’re not at fault. You’ll still need to hire an attorney to defend your case. If think you’ll never get sued, think again. Here are some common ways it can happen:

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Five tips for summer road trip safety

June 16 , 2017

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Summer is the perfect time for a relaxed road trip. Just make sure it stays relaxing. Whether you’re planning a short weekend getaway or a long trek across the nation, take a few precautions to keep your road trip fun and carefree.

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How and why to create a home inventory

May 25 , 2017

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Imagine what would happen if a fire or other catastrophe destroyed your home tomorrow. You would need to file an insurance claim as soon as possible, and you would need a list of everything you lost to make sure you received proper compensation. But creating this list from memory would be difficult to say the least, especially when you’re still dealing with the trauma of the fire. It would be much better if you had the list already.

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Keyless car safety

April 27 , 2017

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We’ve all fumbled for our car keys at some point. It often happens at the worst moment too –  when we’re standing in the rain, holding a crying child or carrying bags of groceries. That’s why keyless car entry devices, which unlock the car automatically once we get close enough, are so appealing to many people.

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10 signs you might need an umbrella insurance policy

March 30 , 2017

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Lawsuits happen every day, for all kinds of reasons. They’re the number one reason umbrella insurance is such a good idea for so many people. An umbrella policy gives you an added layer of liability protection over and above your homeowner’s, auto and other policies. So, when the coverage limits on those policies are reached, the umbrella policy kicks in.

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What savvy homeowners need to know about smart home risks

February 09 , 2017

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Our homes are getting smarter. We can see who’s ringing our doorbell even when we aren’t home. We can control our shades and lights remotely. We can manage other smart devices, shop, play music and get quick answers using devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

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