Users' questions

How many Gs do you experience in a crash?

How many Gs do you experience in a crash?

Typical g-forces in a motor-vehicle collision. According to GSU’s HyperPhysics Project, a 160 lb person—wearing a seat belt and traveling at only 30 miles per hour—experiences around 30 g’s of force in a front-end collision with a fixed object. That’s 2.4 tons of force acting on the body!

What happens when you are at fault for an accident?

If you live in a fault state, the person responsible for the accident will hold liability for anyone’s injuries. The other driver would file a claim with your insurance company, and you or your car insurance will pay for losses. In a no-fault state, however, each party’s auto insurance usually covers their losses.

How many G’s can kill you?

Changes in speed are expressed in multiples of gravitational acceleration, or ‘G’. Most of us can withstand up to 4-6G. Fighter pilots can manage up to about 9G for a second or two. But sustained G-forces of even 6G would be fatal.

When to call the General Accident Claims line?

After 28 days, once your policy is up and running, we don’t provide phone support. Of course, if you need to make a claim, you can call our dedicated claims line anytime.

How long does it take to get a quote from General Accident?

We’ll provide customer service over the telephone once you’ve obtained your first quote on our website and then for a period of 28 days from the date your policy begins. (Just remember to have your quote or policy number ready.)

What to expect during mediation in your car accident case?

Mediation is not mandatory, but is a voluntary process that can help your case reach a settlement more quickly and less expensively. It is often most beneficial to parties who agree on the basic need for the claim, but are in disagreement about the exact amounts that should be paid.

Where can I find General Accident my account?

If you’d like to access your policy details on the move, please download the General Accident My account app, available for iPhone and Android users. This may be handy so you’ve always got our claims line number to hand. Need to make a claim?