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Be mindful of your surroundings and prevent rear-end car crashes

It happens something like this: You're on your way to work at around 6:30 a.m. The sun isn't quite up, and the morning fog has yet to burn away, so visibility isn't perfect. You get a text from your husband, and you think it's safe to quickly respond, but when you look up from your phone you're surprised by a red light.

You stop a little too quickly for comfort and see another driver speeding toward you from behind. There's no way he's going to stop in time and, "smash," he hits you.

7 things you should do after a car accident

No one leaves the house planning to get in a car accident. You were just planning a quick run to the grocery store. You put your kids in the back seat, in their carseats, and headed out to the closest store. It was ten minutes away, but you didn't even make it halfway there. Another driver thought that a two-way stop was actually a four-way stop, didn't yield the right of way and pulled out in front of you. You slammed on the brakes, but you still smashed into the side of the other car at close to 60 miles per hour.

It's hectic and crazy, but there are seven things you need to try to remember to do after the accident:

How social media could harm your divorce case

We use social media every day. We post pictures of our children to Facebook, talk about our frustrations or triumphs with friends and share our everyday activities through tweets. Most people do not realize the consequences these posts might have on serious matters, such as a divorce. Emails, texts and any online posts can be used as evidence in court, which could affect the outcome of your divorce.