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Should You Always Report a Car Accident?
Should You Always Report a Car Accident?

As a driver, you’ve probably been frequently advised to contact the police and your insurance company after a car accident. The purpose of reporting a car accident to each of these parties is to have a record of the events which can be used as evidence for recovering ...

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