Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 1:48 am    

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to stock all vehicles in your household with essential items in case of a traffic accident or emergency. Make sure that you review with teen drivers what is in the vehicle and how to use each item. Making an accident checklist for teen drivers and leaving it in the glove compartment with the pen, paper, and camera can be very helpful and comforting after an accident.

Checklist for Vehicle Emergency Supplies

You may want to add to this list depending on your family and your needs.

  • Maps — Your GPS may not always work, and you may not always have cell phone service. Having a map of the area in your vehicle can help you get back on track to arrive at your destination safely if you become lost.
  • First Aid Kit — You should always have a first aid kit in your vehicle stocked with the essentials. If you do not want to make a kit yourself, you can purchase a fully stocked kit at more pharmacies.
  • Roadside Tool Kit — You may not be able to repair all problems; however, a roadside tool kit can be very handy to fix common problems with flat tires, dead batteries, and broken windshield wipers.
  • Camera — Even though you may use your cell phone as a camera, it is a good idea to have a disposable camera in your vehicle. Your phone could be damaged in a car accident, or the battery could be dead. Taking photographs of the accident scene immediately after the collision can be very helpful when proving that you were not at fault for the crash.
  • Pen and Paper — There is important information you want to note after an accident including a description of the vehicles, the name of the other driver, contact information for eyewitnesses, and a description of the accident. Again, your electronic device or cell phone could be damaged in the wreck. It is best to have a pen and paper in the vehicle to jot down notes after an accident.
  • Water and Protein Snacks — You never know when you might become stranded or for how long you may be stranded. Having water and protein snacks can be a lifesaver in an emergency.
  • Blanket and/or Towel — A blanket or towel can keep you warm if you break down in winter or provide a place to sit or lay down if you need to exit your vehicle. When making a longer trip, you may also want to consider a change of clothes and shoes.

Call a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney for Information

If you are injured in a traffic accident, our Sacramento car accident attorneys can help. We can walk you through the process of filing an accident claim while offering you sound legal advice and support as you work to heal from injuries caused by a negligent driver.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to contact our office.  Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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