Despite our recent warm spell, we can expect some severe cold spells this winter. The most immediate threat to your home is from frozen pipes, which could burst and cause substantial water damage to your home. The second threat is not immediate, but something you should prepare for now: snow loads and ice dams on your roof. Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from the..
The year 2019 is fast drawing to a close. All of us at Keefe Insurance want to wish you and your family a safe and joyous holiday season!
One of the highlights of 2019 is the passage of a new Distracted Driving bill in Massachusetts. The bill passed with only 1 dissenter in the House, and 1 in the Senate. Previously, Governor Charlie Baker had opposed an outright ban on the use of cell phones..
It's summertime. What a great opportunity to get the bikes out of the garage and enjoy a relaxing ride while getting a little exercise. As enticing as that sounds, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds everyone that consistently 2% of all traffic fatalities involved cyclists. In the under 14- year-old category, that increased to 9%, the majority of which are boys...
It's the start of another summer season and we hope that you and your family will have an enjoyable one. We're sharing some ideas and information with you to keep everyone safe and happy while they are participating in all the outdoor activities that make summer in New England a wonderful season of the year.
- Can our business be held responsible for injuries or damage..
We're coming up on Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Despite the fact that New England states banned cell phone use while driving in 2010, illegal usage is up nationally. According to a study by Zendrive, 60% of all drivers use their cell phones at least once while driving. The study found that distracted drivers used their phones an average of 3 minutes and 40 seconds per hour. And..
Massachusetts may be the sixth smallest state in the USA in terms of square miles. However with our large population, our drivers spend considerable time commuting to and from work, visiting friends and family, and doing errands. Obviously the more time a person spends on the road, the greater the chances of experiencing vehicle damage. Windshield damage is one of the more common types of damage..
Internet and cell phone apps have added a whole new dimension of convenience to our lives. We can do our banking, pay bills or report claims right from our phones or laptops. But with this convenience has also come a deal of confusion created by private sites that "appear" to be genuine government sites and the goal of which is to make money from unsuspecting users.
It has been brought to our..
Have you checked the expiration date on your Massachusetts drivers license lately? Do you use it as your ID when you travel by air, train or bus to get through security?
As of October 2020, you will no longer be able to use your current license as your ID to board a plane in the U.S. or to enter a federal building. Instead, you'll need your license to comply with the new federal RealID..
This year's exceptionally rough weather is resulting in an unprecedented number of potholes on our roads and highways. According to the Car Care Council (carcare.org), the average motorist spends an average of $335 a year on damage caused by potholes. Nationally, that amounts to more than $5 billion annually on repairs.
This time of year, we get the question, "Can I file a claim for damage..