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Items to Have in Your Car in Case an Accident Ever Occurs

On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Kornberg Posted in Car Accident

Virtually anyone can be involved in a car accident. While this isn’t an experience you might like to think about, it’s important to be prepared when driving.

Along with obeying the law and generally practicing safe driving habits, you can further optimize your safety by keeping certain emergency items in your vehicle. They can prove useful if an accident ever does happen.

Examples of such items include:

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is one of the essential items you should have in your car at all times. In case of an accident, you or someone else involved may need immediate medical attention. A first aid kit should include items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze pads, and adhesive tape. You should also consider adding additional items such as painkillers, tweezers, and a thermometer.

Flares or Reflective Triangles

Flares or reflective triangles are necessary to alert other drivers to the presence of an accident. They should be placed on the road to ensure that other drivers can see them from a distance. Flares or reflective triangles will help prevent additional accidents from happening and also help emergency responders locate the scene of the accident quickly.

Fire Extinguisher

In case of a fire caused by the accident, a fire extinguisher can help to put it out. Fires caused by car accidents can be very dangerous and can spread quickly. It is essential to have a fire extinguisher in your car to ensure you can put out the fire before it gets out of control.

Blankets

If you are in a cold area, you should have blankets in your car. They will keep you warm while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Blankets can also be used to cover injuries to keep them clean and protect them from the cold.

Water

Having water in your car is essential, especially if you are in a remote area where there is no access to clean water. In case of an accident, you or someone else involved may need water to clean wounds or stay hydrated.

Flashlight

A flashlight can be handy when you are in a dark area, especially at night. It can help you see what is happening and also help you signal for help. Make sure you have extra batteries for your flashlight, or consider getting a rechargeable one.

Pen and Paper

In case of an accident, you may need to write down important information such as the names and contact information of witnesses and the other driver(s) involved. Having a pen and paper in your car can help you record this information accurately.

Jumper Cables

Jumper cables are necessary to jump-start your car in case your battery dies. They can also be used to help other drivers who may need a jump-start. It is essential to know how to use jumper cables properly to avoid damaging your car or injuring yourself.

Multi-Tool

A multi-tool is a versatile tool that can come in handy in many situations. It includes items such as a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, and scissors. A multi-tool can be used to cut seat belts or break windows in case of an emergency.

Again, hopefully, you’ll never need to use these items because you’ll never be involved in an accident. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that accidents can happen even when drivers are careful. For instance, you might be hurt in an accident because a driver with whom you’re sharing the road is negligent.

You can seek financial compensation in these circumstances when an accident occurs in California. For more information about your legal options, review your case with a Los Angeles car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 310-474-5588.

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