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.
Regardless 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