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Everybody tries to find the best car insurance rate. That is why it is common for people to shop around for the best quote.  This is why we see so many commercials for car insurance companies.  Some people have a lot of assets to protect and want to purchase a policy that will cover the full extent of any damages they do if they cause a serious or even fatal car accident.  Others may have a bad driving history and want to only get the minimum coverage as required by law.

phoneRegardless of which type of policy you may be interested in purchasing, the cost of that policy is likely to go up, according to a recent news article from the Boston Globe.  The reason for that impending rate hike has to do with an increase in distracted driving, if the car insurance companies are to be believed.  However, it should be noted that car insurance companies are for-profit businesses and are often far more concerned with their respective bottom lines than they are about people paying affordable rates and accident victims getting the financial compensation they rightfully deserve.

While distracted driving could be caused by any number of distractions, these days, as our Boston car accident lawyers have seen in far too many cases, we are often dealing with a driver using a smartphone while traveling down the road. Even taking your eyes off the road for a fraction of second can be enough to cause an accident. Continue reading

By now, most people have heard about Pokemon Go.  This smartphone app which just became available for download recently allows users to walk around the real world while hold their phones and looking for game characters.

iphone6Not only has the new app already become hugely popular, it has resulted in more than a few serious problems.  News of the problems first broke when when a pair of alleged robbers managed to use the game to get players in a remote area and rob them.  They were later apprehended, but users were warned to be careful. Continue reading

Your smartphone contains all kinds of juicy data – from where you eat to what your hobbies are to what your plans are next week and who you talk to most. iphone6

Now, your insurance companies want to be able to access your information to determine how well you drive. More specifically, they want to find out if you’re a distracted driver because, if you are, that puts them at risk for having to dole out more cash if you’re in a crash. They also want to know how long your daily commute to work is and whether you have a tendency to speed – both also things that up their risk and which are accessible by tapping into your phone. And they would love to know if you chat on the phone while changing lanes.

Auto insurance companies in Massachusetts and across the country have been introducing mobile phone applications that can help keep an eye on insured’s behind-the-wheel habits. Continue reading

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