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Save Money and Energy by Winterizing Your Home

The winter months are upon us, bringing cold temperatures and adverse weather conditions. You may already be prepared for winter, and purchased a new pair of rain boots or a heavy coat, but have you thought about preparing your home? The rain, snow, and ice that are synonymous with winter can cause serious damage to your home, resulting in costly repairs. The unnecessary costs and... Read Article

Avoid a Headache When You Can’t Avoid What’s in the Road

In a majority of cases, hitting an animal while driving is unavoidable. As upsetting as this event can be, it is also capable of causing substantial damage to your vehicle, particularly if the animal is large. Deer related accidents are common in rural areas, with the average repair from these accidents exceeding $3,300. At C. F. O'Connell & Sons Insurance we recommend that our clients... Read Article

How to Handle Being Hit While Parked

Hit and run accidents frequently occur while a vehicle is parked on the street, in a parking structure or at the local shopping mall. Often the guilty party does not leave contact information which leaves the vehicle owner with the problem of getting the damage repaired. To add to the burden, many people are unclear on what to do in this situation and are unsure... Read Article

Two Exceptions to Permissive Use Car Insurance Coverage

Your car insurance may not cover every person who drives your vehicle on an occasional basis. Members of your household who are most likely to use your vehicle are usually named as drivers on your insurance policy. Some auto insurance policies more generally cover “household members” – but what are the exceptions? Your car insurance policy (buried in the fine print) will define the term “household... Read Article

Does My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Against Animal Damage?

Most homeowner insurance policies include some level of coverage for pet or animal damage, but it is limited to certain situations. These policies do not typically cover damage to your personal property, such as your furniture or other property, if it was damaged by your own pet. However, if your pet damages another person’s property, you may be covered, based upon the terms of your... Read Article

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