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December 18th, 2018 by Dershimer Insurance Agency

Keeping Your Car in Good Shape on a Road Trip

A road trip is an American tradition and a great adventure. While you are traveling, your car becomes your home away from home. Many travelers use their cars as a place to eat, shelter from the elements, and sometimes even a temporary spot to sleep. Even more importantly, you are relying on your vehicle to get you safely from one destination to another. Before you... Read Article

How Safe Is Your Parking Lot?

Businesses can be held liable for injuries that occur on the premises, and that includes parking lots. Depending on the type of business you have, the parking lot may be the most dangerous area on your property. If your parking lot is not owned and managed by a third party and is therefore your responsibility, discuss parking lot safety with your business lawyer and business... Read Article

Rental Property Myths Debunked

Although landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state, common myths about rental properties are in circulation nationwide. The following are some widely held beliefs about renting and why they may not be as true as you think. The Security Deposit Covers the Last Month’s Rent Although the security deposit may equal a month’s rent, it is not earmarked for that purpose. The last month’s rent... Read Article

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

You might think you don’t need flood insurance if you live in an area that is considered “high and dry.” Although some areas are more susceptible to flooding than others, flooding can occur anywhere. With heavy rains, spring thaws, or rapid accumulation of rain after a wildfire, flooding can occur in places that are not generally considered at risk. How Does Flood Insurance Differ from... Read Article

Are You an Unsafe Driver?

Driving on America’s roadways today is a dangerous undertaking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the U.S. saw 37,461 traffic fatalities in 2016, many of which were caused by driver error. Many people who consider themselves to be safe, dependable drivers actually have dangerous driving habits. Whether you’ve been driving for days or decades, avoiding the following common driving behaviors can help... Read Article