Should You Call the Police After a Fender Bender in Texas?

Should You Call the Police After a Fender Bender in Texas?

Mar 21, 2023 | 18-Wheeler Accident, Car Accidents, Consumer Information, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury

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Getting into a fender bender is always stressful and inconvenient, but it’s important to know when you should call the police. In Texas, there are certain circumstances where you need to call the police after a car accident. If you’re involved in an accident of any kind, understanding when it’s necessary to contact law enforcement can help you protect your rights and get compensation for damages.

Causation and Citation

It’s important to understand that in Texas, if you are involved in an accident resulting in property damage or injury to another person, it’s required by law that you report the incident to the police. The police will investigate who was at fault for causing the accident and issue citations if necessary. This information can be used if an insurance claim needs to be made or if there is a dispute over who was responsible for the fender bender.

Damage to Vehicles

If there is significant damage done to either vehicle involved in an accident, it’s recommended that you call the police so they can assess the scene and document any damage done. Having an official record of what happened will help both parties involved in the accident if either party believes that more damage has been caused than initially thought. It also acts as evidence should either party decide to move forward with legal action against each other.

Injuries

If anyone involved in an automobile collision sustains any type of physical injury, regardless of how minor, it’s important to call emergency services right away as well as the police department so they can document any injuries upon arrival at the scene of the incident. If someone has been injured due to negligence behind the wheel or improper actions taken by another driver after a collision, documenting this information is critical for potential legal action down the road.

When deciding whether or not you should call law enforcement after being involved in a car accident, keep these reasons in mind – causation and citation, damage to vehicles, and injuries sustained from collisions – as these are all important factors when determining liability after a crash has occurred on Texas roads. By calling the police after being involved in a fender bender involving property damage or personal injury, both parties will have documented evidence regarding who was at fault for causing it. Calling the police can help with insurance claims or possible legal proceedings down the line. Remembering these tips could potentially save time and money later on!

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