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Always be prepared: Car Accident Emergency Kit

by | Jul 24, 2017 | Firm News

Car Accident Emergency

We all try to do regular maintenance and drive carefully to ensure we don’t get into an accident but, sometimes, accidents happen no matter how careful we are. Everyone gets tired or distracted, sometimes.If you do happen to get into an accident, you will want to have the things you need to repair your car, document injuries and damage, or to take car of any injuries that can be taken care of at the scene. It is always good to be prepared in the case of an emergency.

In your emergency kit, you should include a first aid kit, a disposable camera, a road flare, jumper cables, a jack and tire iron (make sure you have an attachment if you have a specific lug nut), and blankets for cold weather or water bottles for hot weather. You may want to keep tools on hand if you know how to do simple repairs. If you are in an accident, you might also keep traffic cones to divert traffic around the area.

Make sure you get all of the information of the other driver. You can either write their information down or take a picture of their driver’s license and insurance card with your disposable camera or phone. Document the damage done to both cars, and document injuries if there are any. Make sure medical attention is called for any of those need it.

Another important thing to keep in your car in case of an accident is the business card of a Las Vegas car accident attorney or Las Vegas injury lawyer. If you have a card handy from Albright Stoddard Warnick & Albright, you’ll have both of these at your fingertips.
Of course, no one wants to be in an accident or in a courtroom, but if you are injured, you will need someone to represent you well. You will likely even be able to settle out of court with an attorney who will make your life much simpler.