Preventing Accidents at a Parking Lot

Preventing Accidents at a Parking LotAccidents occur frequently at parking lots of malls, market area, grocery stores and office, mainly due to congested parking. Certainly, there are few ways in which you can reduce the risk of being a part of such incidents and have a quick and easy claim process, if had one.

Being Aware

Main reason for accidents to happen is purely distraction of the driver. It is always advisable to switch off your mobile phones or not answer any call or reply to text, turn radio off and turn on navigation system before car makes a move. Take a little moment and look around, if needed again and again to make sure everything is clear for you to pull your car out. As per the survey made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, unfortunately most of the accidents which have occurred involves children below 6 years of age and elderly persons above 65-70.

Little Measures and Aftermath

A little walk can avoid congestion. Every driver tends to stop their vehicle close by stores to avoid walking for long distance. But remember, by parking a little far from crowded area you can avoid accidents. Signal the vehicles or pedestrians behind and turn headlights on in dim parking areas to prevent fender-benders.

If any accident or collision occurs then ensure to file a police report, be it a minor accident and call 911 in case of any emergency. Do collect the details of the other person involved in the accident, their address, contact number, name and car insurance provider. Make a note of time, date, location, parking lot condition when any accident occurs. Also, if possible collect any witness name, phone number, take pictures or make a video as proof in order to make claim process easy.

Insuring Your Cheap Property and The Building

Insuring your Cheap property & BuildingBefore getting engaged in finding a cheap property, you might want to consider few things. Firstly, a protective measure by using safety devices such as alarms, dead bolt locks, fire extinguishers on every portion of your building gives you a discount up to 20%. Newly built houses are no less in obtaining a minimum of 25% discount. Growing older will get you lesser insurance price. Do not miss on holding a home inventory, list of every small thing in your house along with it’s replacement cost. This makes your claim easy and quick. Lastly, renew your plan and keep yourself updated with coverage price and inflation rates.

Tips to Consider

  • Know about deductibles. Higher the deductible, lower will be your insurance premium. You can save up to 30%.
  • Try to sign up with one insurance company to cover all your possessions. Be it the detached structures, valuables, home, personal belongings, let all be covered under one insurance policy and the same insurance company for a long time. This will fetch you good deductions and discounts. Any modifications done to these systems, keep your insurer updated on it.
  • Remember, you are insuring the house and not the land.
  • If zero claims made in the past, then do inform your agent. This is an added benefit.
  • Safe installations, signing up for neighborhood watch scheme and installing good quality safety locks could save your money on insurance cost.
  • Increasing the pay of your voluntary excess can help in reducing premium.
  • Joining up some special shopping sites which guarantee you cash back will also fetch those hidden cash back with your insurer