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The aftermath of a Texas car accident

Car accidents are never easy to deal with, even the most minor ones. When they become severe, leading to injuries and even death, you and loved ones will have a lot to handle afterwards. The aftermath of a Texas car accident can be stressful, emotional, painful and confusing. Here is what to expect if you are involved in a motor vehicle crash.

If you are involved in a car accident in Texas you are required by law to file a report within 10 days if it resulted in any injuries, death, or property damage that exceeds $1,000 if for some reason the accident was not investigated by a police officer.

Drivers in Texas typically purchase liability insurance because it is a fault state, which means the victim of a car accident can file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. Typically, drivers purchase the following liability coverage:

- $60,000 for injuries per incident

- $30,000 for each injured person

- $25,000 for property damage

If you are involved in an accident, first make sure everyone is safe and out of the lanes of travel, if at all possible. Once you are safe, or when emergency personnel have secured the scene, you can begin exchanging information with the other driver(s). This includes insurance and contact information. Obtain witness statements, take pictures and note the weather conditions at the time of the accident.

The following are some factors to consider when looking for compensation following a car accident in Texas:

- Loss of past and future wages

- Severity of injuries suffered

- Amount of documentation and evidence you can provide

- Types of insurance both parties involved in the accident have

- The costs of necessary and reasonable medical expenses

- Whether or not you helped to cause the accident

The statute of limitations in the state of Texas for filing a claim against the other person's insurance company is two years from the date of the accident.

Visit our site today to learn more about car accidents and their aftermath in Houston, Texas.

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