We all do what we can to avoid car accidents and other emergencies on the road, but the fact is that accidents happen. In fact, millions of them occur every year, so the chances of you being involved in one at some point are quite high. That does not mean there is nothing you can do when an emergency strikes. As long as you are prepared, you will be able to handle just about any obstacle you encounter on the road.
Everyone should have a car safety kit to handle a variety of situations. Below is a list of some items you should include in your own car safety kit:
- A pen and paper
- Car escape tools, such as a seatbelt cutter or window breaker
- First aid supplies kit
- Roadside flares or glow sticks
- A small fire extinguisher
- A small flashlight and extra batteries or a flashlight that does not require batteries
- Bottled water
- Paper towels or rags
- Jumper cables
- Spare car fuses
- Spare tire and jack
- A small tool kit
- A cell phone charger
- Seasonal supplies
- Two quarts of oil
- Emergency phone numbers on a laminated card
- A whistle
- A disposable camera if you do not own a phone with the ability to take photographs
There are some pre-made car kits that are available for purchase as well, though many of these only contain basic necessities. The most effective way to ensure your car safety kit will be able to help you out of any sticky situation is to build it yourself.
Keep all the items in your kit stored neatly in a bin that can easily fit in your vehicle, along with a checklist of all the items it contains. Your safety kit will do you little good if it is not organized, you cannot remember what was stored in it, or if its items are scattered all over the place.
Car Accident Attorneys in Lynchburg and Danville
Car accidents happen on a daily basis and, while many are minor, plenty of them are severe or even fatal. If you sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need a skilled legal advocate on your side to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and need to recover. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., our team of Danville and Lynchburg attorneys is here to offer exceptional legal representation no matter how complex your case might be.
Reach out to our law firm today and contact us at (434) 738-2300 to request your free initial case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys. If we cannot win your case, you will not owe us any legal fees!