LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to think about being in an auto accident, but there were more than 6,500,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2009. That works out to an average of 17,800 per day.
During the past week, the record breaking heavy rains and wind in Southern California alone, caused more than 150 auto accidents a day, many with injuries. In the Midwest, record ice and snow caused hundreds of accidents and East it is the same due to heavy snow and ice.
But, even the safest drivers can be involved in an accident and the fact is that if it happens to you, you may be upset, frightened, and not thinking straight. Farmers Insurance is offering tips on what to do if you are involved in an accident.
The best defense is a good offense so before you hit the road, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. Be sure to keep proof of insurance, along with the phone number of your agent or insurance company, in your car. And for driving in rain or snow and ice:
In the world of insurance, helping people is what Paul Quinn, Assistant Vice President of Claims Communications at Farmers is all about. Quinn has established a blog at Farmers-Cares@FarmersInsurance.com to provide tips to those who may need help navigating through the world of claims and insurance.
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at www.farmers.com or at www.Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.
SOURCE Farmers Insurance Group