OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As tornado season intensifies, Oklahoma's top insurance official said Tuesday he is compiling a consumer bill of rights to let home and car owners know what their legal rights are when they are affected by severe weather or some other calamity.
Commissioner of Insurance John Doak said the index will summarize consumer rights under state law and Department of Insurance rules and will help consumers who file a claim with their insurer to repair their vehicle or home.
"We know that we're going to have weather in Oklahoma," Doak said. About $26 million in insurance claims has already been paid to repair damage to homes and vehicles damaged in a tornado that struck Woodward in April 2012 and millions more has been paid in recent years to repair home and vehicle damage caused by hail storms across the state.
Doak said the Oklahoma City and Lawton areas were hit by large hail just last weekend.
"It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when," the insurance commissioner said. "We need these claims paid promptly."
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LONDON, ENGLAND, October 28, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — One of the best things about being a new driver is the freedom it gives you to get out and explore some of the places that are easier to reach by car. The United Kingdom has so much to see and do, so you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a day trip that suits your requirements. To give you a little bit of inspiration, Quinn Direct Insurance have put together a guide to some of our favourite day trips in the UK. Just remember to check that you are fully covered before you head off – nothing ruins a day out like a few hours broken down at the side of the motorway. Did you know that we at Quinn Direct Insurance offer free breakdown cover when you buy car insurance from us! If you’re not yet covered, it will only take minutes to get a car insurance quote online with Quinn.
Brighton: A seaside town for the hip and trendy, Brighton is an excellent place to visit for a day trip and is particularly suitable for new young drivers looking to spread their wings. Brighton is one of Britain’s top ten visitor destinations and about 6.5 million of them go for a day trip there.
The town has many attractions including the famous Brighton Pier, offering all the traditional British seaside fun that you’d expect including arcades, candy floss and fish ‘n’ chips. You can visit the Brighton Pavilion, a spectacular building that houses furniture and works of art owned by the Queen. Brighton also has a Sea Life centre, the Brighton Museum and many excellent restaurants, pubs and clubs.
When to visit: Brighton has attractions available all year around, but it is best to visit between April and October, to avoid heavy blustery sea breezes. Be aware that during summer, Brighton Beach can be very crowded at weekends.
How to get there: Brighton can be reached by taking the A23 and is about 25 minutes from the M25. Trains leave from London Victoria every 55 minutes or so.