Tag: Illinois

I had a car accident. What do I need to report?

Car accidents are stressful but quickly reporting your claim can bring peace of mind. Once you’ve taken a few deep breaths and made sure everyone is safe, here is the information you need to gather to report the incident your Insurance Agent.  Special mobile features for our insurance partner Grinnell Mutual have also been highlighted. 1. Snap a photo or video of the damaged vehicle(s)...

Am I Safe At Home - Fire Safety

At Pardridge Insurance, we want your home to be a safe haven for your family. Is it?  Be proactive. Follow these tips to keep your home and family fire proof. Smoke detectors – Do you have one? Do the batteries work? Properly installed and maintained smoke detectors led to an almost 50% decrease in fire deaths since the late 1970’s. It’s estimated that 890 lives...

Don't You Multi-task Behind the Wheel!

May we have your undivided attention, please?!! Of the 210 million licensed drivers in the United States, 660,000 of them are also using a cell phone or an electronic device while driving, according to the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. These drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a car crash, according to research from the National Safety Council. Multitasking behind the...

Three Ways a Security Camera Can Protect your Business!

From convenience stores to warehouse facilities, security cameras have become a common sight. “When you have a camera, you have a witness,” said Glenn Sasse, manager of loss control at Grinnell Mutual. “Seeing a camera is likely to deter someone considering theft and vandalism to your property.” #1 - Catching bad guys “Cameras help catch criminals,” said Sasse. “Police may use them in an investigation.”...

Do You Have the Right Coverage for Your Roof?

Replacing a roof is one of the most expensive home projects any homeowner will ever face. In fact, Angieslist.com reports that it cost consumers an average of $11,095 to tear off and replace an old roof in 2014. While it’s possible to save over a period of months or years to replace an old roof, sudden damage from something like a windstorm doesn’t give you that...