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Steps to take in the immediate aftermath of a car accident

Hundreds of Texas residents are involved in car accidents each year. Many are simple fender-benders, while others are quite serious. When damage to property and injuries to drivers and passengers occur, the victims will want to be sure to take the right steps to protect their legal rights.

If the car accident wasn't your fault, you will want to take steps to establish fault on the part of the other driver. In most cases, this can be accomplished by the investigation that law enforcement officials conduct when they report to the scene of the accident. It is oftentimes quite easy to establish fault for an accident, such as in a rear-end collision. However, other accidents call for more significant analysis and may include differing version of the events leading up to the crash.

Eyewitnesses to the crash can be helpful in filling in the details. In the aftermath of a car accident, victims will want to be sure that they gather contact information for these individuals. Eyewitnesses can provide testimony regarding who had the green light at the intersection, whether or not a car appeared to be speeding or if the witnesses observed a driver looking at a distraction, such as a cellphone.

Photographs of the accident scene, the vehicles involved and any injuries can become crucial evidence in a personal injury lawsuit. Victims of car accidents will want to get this documentation as well, as they take these important steps in the aftermath of a car accident in Texas.

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