Top 7 Things to Have In Your Car In Case of a CrashPutnam Law Office
There were over 232 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2021. Driving is a part of life for many in the U.S. With so many drivers on the road, the risk of car accidents is high. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2021, there were an estimated 6,102,936 total reportable traffic accidents in the U.S., many of which resulted in injuries and death.
No one can predict or know that they will be in a car accident when they head out. The best thing to do is to engage in safe driving practices to minimize the chances that a crash will happen. Still, to be on the safe side, having certain things in your car that you keep with you at all times can be beneficial should an unexpected accident take place.
If you were in a car accident in Oklahoma, please reach out to an Oklahoma City car accident attorney at the Putnam Law Office for legal guidance and representation should you have a personal injury claim to file.
Safety Items to Always Keep in Your Car
Crashes can happen any day of the week, at any location, any time of the day, and in any weather condition. Therefore, accounting that a crash could happen in the worst situation and conditions presents the benefit of always having certain items on hand.
Cell Phone Charger
One of the things that you will want to do is call 9-1-1 for assistance and you can’t do that without a charged cell phone. You may also have to call loved ones, and a dead cell phone won’t help you with that. Because of the need for quick communication, always having a cell phone charger in your car is essential.
First Aid Kit
Car accidents can come with injuries and there will be some amount of time that you will have to wait for emergency responders to arrive at the accident scene. During this time, a first aid kit gives you the potential to help individuals with some types of injuries.
Flash Lights and Flares
Car accidents can easily happen at night when visibility is reduced. Flashlights help you navigate your surroundings while flares give other cars on the road you notice of your general location and that you could be in distress. Visibility is paramount when conditions are less than ideal for clear sight. As such, reflective triangles may also be a good thing to keep in your automobile.
Fires can happen after a crash, which makes having an extinguisher invaluable to quickly put down the flames.
Whether it is a jack for a spare tire or a multipurpose tool, having emergency equipment on hand can be crucial when a crash puts you in a tough situation.
Blankets and other warm clothing can be helpful should your crash happen in the coldest of months.
Food and Water
Having some emergency food and water can be key when an accident happens in remote locations or in severe weather conditions where getting help may not be easy to come by.
Speak to an Attorney at the Putnam Law Office Today
Car accidents are scary but having the right equipment should a crash happen can be the difference between survival and devastating outcomes.
For help after a crash, please call the Putnam Law Office today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at (405) 849-9149.