Have you been injured in a car accident? The Law Office of Ignacio G. Martinez provides legal services to those who have been involved in a car wreck and have suffered personal injuries at the hands of a negligent driver.
Because accidents happen, our experienced law team aims to share valuable information with members of the local community in case they are involved in one. Having the appropriate documentation in your car at the time of the accident is very important in trying to prove your case.
If there comes a time when you’re asked for these documents by an officer, you don’t want to be caught without them. While it’s easy to lose track of documents over time, any responsible driver should have these 3 items in their car always:
The 3 Most Important Items to Keep in Your Car
- Driver’s License. An essential form of ID, your license should be with you at all times. Your license should be carried in your wallet or purse anytime you leave the house, whether you’re driving or not. In the state of Texas, replacing a lost or stolen driver’s license can take around two weeks so be sure you obtain a provisional license in the meantime if you find yourself in this situation. You should #always carry your driver’s #license on you #LawOfficeofMartinez #Tip Click To Tweet
- Vehicle Registration. This document serves to establish a link between a vehicle and the owner or user of the vehicle. All registered vehicles have a vehicle registration plate and vehicle registration certificate. In the case of a traffic violation, the vehicle registration will aid in identifying a connection between the driver and the car. Presenting an expired vehicle registration may result in a hefty citation, so make sure to renew your documentation with your local motor vehicle agency in a timely manner.
- Proof of Insurance. In the state of Texas, as in most states, failure to provide proof of insurance can also result in a traffic ticket. You’ll need to have auto insurance before you can drive a registered vehicle. Car insurance is the most valuable protection you will have when dealing with a car accident. If the person responsible for the accident is without insurance, depending on your policy, your insurance provider may be able to cover the damages.
Documents You Should Leave At Home
There are some documents related to your vehicle you should keep at home in a safe and secure area. This guarantees you will have easy access to them and that you don’t lose track of them when you need them most.
- Vehicle Title. Proof of vehicle ownership is an essential document, particularly when dealing with title transfers. A vehicle title will provide official proof of ownership. Replacing this title can be time-consuming, so keep it in a file at home with other secure documents.
- Insurance Premium Payments. In the case of a car accident, your attorney will need proof that your auto insurance policy premiums are up-to-date and paid in full. Keep statements or bills from your insurance provider to help prove that your policy is active.
If you or loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Ignacio G. Martinez today at (956) 542-2264.
The Texas-Mexico attorneys from the Law Office of Ignacio G. Martinez are here to defend you when you have been hurt in a car accident.
Our lawyers in Brownsville can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us today at (956) 542-2264 to schedule a consultation.