What to Do After an Accident (of Any Kind)

What to Do After an AccidentAccidents happen every day; despite their frequency, we are still left wondering what we should do when we find ourselves having had one.

Accidents are called accidents for a reason: they’re unexpected and can happen at literally any time. From the near cosmic impossibility of an asteroid wiping out all human life on the planet, to simply forgetting your watch on your nightstand, accidents come in a wide variety of examples. Most fall within reason, and for these, there is a checklist which you should review so the next time you have an accident, you are ready to go.

  • Keep calm. Do whatever is necessary to protect your family members and your property. The best way to accomplish this is by staying calm and having a clear head.
  • Is anyone injured? Checking for injuries may save a life; if someone is injured call for help immediately.
  • Don’t flee the scene of an accident. Doing so may get you in even further trouble.
  • Don’t admit responsibility. For liability reasons, never admit that the accident was your fault, nor should you blame anyone else.
  • Record the other person’s information. Name, address, phone numbers, and any other information that is important. If there are any witnesses, try and get their information as well.
  • Always notify law enforcement. If there are any injuries, death, or serious property damage related to the incident, notify law enforcement.
  • If there is any theft or vandalism that occurred, be sure to contact the police and report all of the missing items.
  • (If there is an asteroid that hits the Earth, just hope it isn’t big enough to destroy everything.)

Ensure that you will not face hardship from an accident. You can buy that peace of mind! For your all-encompassing insurance in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, contact Miller Insurance Associates today!

Cellphone Etiquette: What Not to Do

Cellphone Etiquette: What Not to DoEveryone has a cellphone these days, and it seems that perhaps some people missed the memo on the Dos and Don’ts of cellphone use.

Smartphones are in everyone’s hand for nearly all hours of the day. Normally, this isn’t a problem on the streets, but when sitting at the kitchen table or secluded setting, phones can be a distraction for you and others around you. While we certainly don’t want to sound like senior citizens trying to lecture you about phone usage, there are some times where you must take other people’s into consideration because that’s what makes people a “good” person. Here are some situations in which you should put the phone in your pocket and keep it there.

  1. The movie theater. Nothing is more annoying than sitting in a theater and watching an emotional scene when all of a sudden, out of the corner of your eye, you see a bright flash of light that completely takes you out of the experience. Keep your phone away during the film, and if you must reply to a text, have the common decency to walk out of the theater to complete your task.
  1. The volume. Don’t yell when you’re on the phone. The person you’re talking to will still be able to hear you if you speak at a normal volume. No one wants to hear your affairs because, frankly, they don’t care, and just want to continue living their lives.
  2. Respect those with whom you are with. When you’re engaged face-to-face with others, either in a meeting, keep your phone down. Giving people your undivided attention is something that not many people do nowadays.

Simply using common decency should be enough of a guide to all cellphone users. No one is entirely innocent when it comes to using phones at the wrong time, but the more aware we are, the better we can end this annoyance. For more tips on how to remain healthy and safe during this month and beyond, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We’ll work with you to get you the best health insurance policy that meets all of your need.

3 Reasons People Don’t Buy Life Insurance (And Why They’re Wrong)

3 Reasons People Don’t Buy Life Insurance (And Why They’re Wrong)

Life insurance is something that most of us don’t want to think about, but it’s an important aspect in keeping your family safe.

Thinking about life insurance is something one has to do, however difficult it is. Why is it difficult? Well, it might something have to do with coming to terms with your inevitable death. When it comes to the safety and financial security of your family, life insurance is definitely something you should think about. For some, however, it’s not enough. Life insurance myths are something that they may never think about because of preconceived notions they picked up along the way. Here are three reasons people don’t buy life insurance and why they are wrong to not do so.

  1. “I’m, like, really healthy.”

You may be healthy now and have a strong family record of being healthy, but no one knows how long our health will remain in tact. You never know what virus or infection or injury you’ll pick up tomorrow. Short of being Patient Zero for the zombie apocalypse, purchasing a quality life insurance plan protects your family should anything unexpected happen to you.

  1. “I can’t afford it.”

This is a misconception that many people have about life insurance. The truth is that life insurance is not all that expensive. This depends on a number of factors, of course, including your age, health, life habits, and how much coverage you want to buy.

  1. “The process intimidates me.”
    How much is your family’s security worth to you? If your family depends on your for things like mortgage, education, extracurricular activities, or anything else—their security should certainly be worth a few moments of your time, no matter how uncomfortable you may be.

Your family depends on you making the big decisions (at least half of them). Your family shouldn’t have to suffer further: your early departure is hard enough already. For a quality life insurance policy that is affordable and comprehensible, without too much stress, contact Miller Insurance Agency, Inc. In Carlisle, PA. We’re happy to help you with the policy that you and your family need!