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What to Keep in Your Car in Case of an Accident

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Car 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 strikes.

Here are 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.

Ensuring 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.

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