If you are planning to take off on a summer trip, or you simply want to ensure that your vehicle is as safe as possible, it is important to check out these ideas for keeping in your emergency roadside kit. Once you are safe, if you or someone in your vehicle has been injured in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.
A Phone and Charger
It is likely that you will have your cell phone with you when you are involved in an accident. However, some drivers choose to have an inexpensive prepaid phone as well. This assures that if your own phone is not charged, or if it is damaged in the accident, you have a phone that might have stayed safe and unbroken in the glove compartment. At a minimum, have a charger in your vehicle so that you can keep your phone charged and retain a connection to the larger world.
A First Aid Kit
Yes, you want a first aid kit but remember that you should make sure that any medications and other items that expire are replaced when necessary. Your first aid kit should have items to help with lacerations, pain relievers, and more. Base the contents of your first aid kit on your individual needs. For example, a family in which one member had diabetes might include emergency insulin in their first aid kit.
A Flashlight and Extra Batteries
Too many people do not add certain items to their emergency roadside kits anymore because they assume they can use their phone. Case in point: Flashlights. Even if your phone is fine and at full power, you want to maintain that charge. You do not want to have to use it to light up the road or your tire while you change it. Get a simple flashlight and make sure you bring extra batteries too. If it sits for too long without being used, the batteries that are in it can slowly become discharged.
If you come out of a movie and discover that you left your lights on the whole time and your car is not starting, having jumper cables can make the situation quick and easy. If you do not have jumper cables, you might find yourself wandering around the parking lot, asking strangers if they have any. As an added bonus, when you have your own cables, you can help others if they end up in that situation.
The Name and Number of an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
We hope you are never in a car accident, but if you are then you need to know how to move forward. First, get medical care. Second, contact your personal injury attorney to find out what to say, what not to say, and how to protect your case. You can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.