When you’re driving, an accident or roadside emergency can happen when you least expect it.

A cell phone makes it easy to call for help, but there may be times when you don’t have service. To make sure you are prepared for the unexpected, here are five items you should always keep in your car:

Emergency Lighting

If you’re stuck on the side of the road, it’s important to have flares or reflectors that will make you visible to other motorists during nighttime hours. Having a flashlight is also a necessity as it will allow you to change a tire or inspect your vehicle in the dark.

Jumper Cables or a Portable Battery Booster

Your vehicle’s owners manual should provide instructions on how to use jumper cables. They’re easy enough to use, though a second car is needed to provide the jump. That is why many motorists are purchasing a portable battery booster.

First-Aid Kit

In an accident, having a first-aid kit can really make a difference. It should contain disposable gloves, gauze, medical tape, antibiotic ointment, tweezers, instant cold compresses, and over-the-counter pain medication.

Rescue Tool 

If you end up in high water, this tool can help you break the window to escape. It’s best to have one that can break glass and cut through the seat belt.

Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are often overlooked when it comes to making a car emergency kit. You should invest in one that is specifically designed for motor vehicles. According to Consumer Reports, a car fire can start from something as simple as a wiring short circuit or leaking oil.

If you sustained injuries in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, please contact us to discuss your case.


Would you like to discuss your legal matter?

PHONE

image description
RECEPTION 866-205-4971

Our receptionist will assist in scheduling new and existing clients for all offices. For initial consultations we will ask you a few questions and then find the best time for you to talk to one of the lawyers that best fits your legal matter.

Call us or use the email form and we will follow up with you right away.

EMAIL

The Law Offices of Hogan Injury will provide you with personalized attention and guidance. Protecting your rights is our main objective. We have been representing clients for the past 30 years and our experienced team of attorneys will advise you of the legal consequences of every decision you take.