Winter Car Emergency Kit: What You Need to Have

November 8, 2019 | By

 

car emergency kitWith unpredictable winter weather, it is important that your car is equipped with essential emergency items. By having a winter car emergency kit, you will be prepared in the event of a car accident, breakdown or other unexpected circumstances that may arise in winter conditions. If you are involved in a winter car accident and sustain injuries, then contact the Portland Oregon personal injury lawyers from Pickett Dummigan McCall.

What should you have in a winter car emergency kit?
To prepare for potential emergency situations that may arise in the winter, consider equipping your car with the following items:

  • Blankets, coats, hats, hand warmers, etc
  • Shovel (for removing snow and ice under tires)
  • Flashlights & extra batteries
  • Matches and fire-starting material
  • Snow scrapers
  • Tire chains
  • Road flares
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone charger

When you travel during the winter, be sure to inform others about your travel plans, including where you are going, when you plan to leave and arrive, and the path you intend to travel. This will help in the event of an accident or other issue arising.

What should you do if involved in a winter car accident?
If you are involved in a winter car accident, you should first seek out immediate help by calling for paramedics and law enforcement. Be sure to take care of yourself and keep yourself warm as you wait for help to arrive. Make sure to get the other driver’s contact and insurance information. If possible, try to document the accident scene by taking photographs and video recordings. Once things have settled down, contact an Oregon personal Injury attorney.

An Oregon personal injury attorney can help you explore your options and provide legal advice. Contact Pickett Dummigan McCall to speak with our Portland Oregon personal injury lawyers.

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