accidents have a habit of occurring suddenly and out of nowhere. While
sometimes there is nothing you can do to prevent an automotive crash from
occurring, you can ensure you are extra prepared in the event that disaster
some essential items you should keep in your car at all times:
- Camera — Taking photographs of your
injuries, the scene of the accident, damage to your car, damages to other cars,
pictures of the other driver’s insurance information or driver’s license, and
any other relevant factors can be integral to your insurance claim. Use your
cell phone camera to make a visual record of your accident.
- First aid kit — One of the most important items
you should have in your vehicle is a first aid kit. Not only can it be useful
in treating your own minor scrapes and injuries, but you can also use it to
treat other injury victims.
- Cell phone charger — In today’s world, leaving the
house without a fully charged phone is a risky move. To put your mind at ease
and ensure you always have a fully charged phone on the road, take the leap and
invest in a car charger.
- Small notepad and pen/pencil — Something as simple as a pen and
paper can be the key instrument that makes or breaks your claim. Keep them in
your dashboard for easy access so that you can jot down any important details
about the accident, scene of the crash, witnesses, or your injuries.
- Tire-changing kit — When a cosmetic fender bender
causes a flat, a tire changing kit can mean the difference between missing work
and arriving a few minutes late.
- Proof of insurance — According to Texas laws, drivers must have a minimum coverage
of $30,000 per injured person, up to at least $60,000 per accident. You must
also have at least $25,000 in property damage coverage. Failure to show proof
of insurance may result in citations and fines.
- Vehicle registration — Another important document you
should have is an updated vehicle registration form. Failure to provide this
document to law enforcement may result in a citation and fines.
your car is stocked with the right items can save you time and money. If you
are involved in an auto accident in Houston, the most important thing you can
do is seek medical attention. Once your health is taken care of, you may want
to file a claim for compensation.
Skilled Texas injury
attorney helps you take action
Ryan A. DeHoyos helps you with every step of the process, from filing your claim, to negotiating a favorable settlement. To schedule a consultation to speak with a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Houston, call (832) 745-4878 or contact us online.