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I got hurt in a rental car wreck: Now what?

Renting a car for a road trip will save wear and tear on your own vehicle. You can even rent a car that's big enough to fit all your friends. However, there’s an important decision you have to make when signing the paperwork for your rental car: How much car insurance will you buy?

You can save a lot of money by not purchasing rental car insurance, and, in some cases, your own car insurance might cover you. That said, in the unfortunate event you get hurt in an accident, you’ll have a lot of questions.

What to do as the victim of a hit-and-run accident

There is nothing worse than the thought of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. In most cases, all parties involved will stay on the scene until police arrive. However, this is not always the case.

Were you struck by a driver who immediately fled the scene? If so, this shouldn't have any bearing on the way you approach your personal health. If injured, you should still call for an ambulance and administer first aid until help arrives.

How is a hip fracture diagnosed?

If you are involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, you realize one thing to be true: You may suffer a serious injury.

A hip fracture is every bit as painful and serious as it sounds. If you have any reason to believe that you have suffered this injury, there is no time to delay.

A rollover accident can cause serious injuries

You never want to be involved in a car accident. Even if it's a minor fender bender, an accident has a way of turning your life upside down now and in the future.

Of course, some accidents are more serious than others. For example, a rollover accident has the potential to cause a variety of serious injuries, including but not limited to:

How will you stay safe when driving in strong winds?

As a resident of Texas, you don't have to guess if strong winds will move into the area at some point. Instead, you know that this will happen quite frequently.

If you're safe inside your home, you may not worry too much about the strength of the wind. However, if you're behind the wheel, it's only natural to be concerned about the steps you can take to remain safe.

There are many common causes of truck accidents

When sharing the road with a truck, you never know what could happen. While most truckers do their part in driving safely, this isn't always the case.

There are many common causes of truck accidents, and it would be in your best interest to understand the finer details associated with each and every one:

Do these things immediately after a car accident

As a responsible driver, you do whatever you can to avoid trouble on the road. The last thing you want is to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, there are others who don't take the same approach. Instead, they continually make mistakes that put other drivers at risk.

Here are several immediate steps to take if you've been involved in a car accident:

Texting and driving remains a top concern of drivers

It doesn't matter where you live in the state of Texas, you realize that texting and driving remains a major issue.

Anyone, regardless of age or experience, could fall into this trap. Unfortunately, it only takes one person to cause a serious accident that leads to injury or even death.

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