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What Should I Include in My Roadside Emergency Kit?

Car Emergency Kit | Accident lawyer Carlsbad | Oceanside, CAThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly six million auto accidents occur every year in the U.S. If you suddenly find yourself included in this staggering statistic and need an accident lawyer in Carlsbad, Oceanside or Escondido, Zev Rubinstein can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

The immediate moments following a car, motorcycle or truck accident are often the most crucial. California law requires you to stop, exchange information with other drivers and give reasonable assistance to anyone who is injured. If the accident is blocking traffic, you should clearly warn other drivers to avoid further collisions and injuries until police or other emergency vehicles arrive. To do this effectively, you need to be prepared.

No one plans on getting in an accident, but everyone can plan ahead in case one happens. A roadside emergency kit can be a vital, and possibly life-saving, tool when unexpected events occur on the road. You can usually purchase pre-packaged emergency kits for anywhere between $20 and $80, or you can build your own.

A comprehensive roadside emergency kit typically includes:

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First-aid kit
  • Help sign
  • Flares
  • Reflective warning triangles
  • Jumper cables
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Tow strap or tow rope
  • Multipurpose utility tool
  • Rags
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Gloves
  • Rain poncho
  • Nonperishable snacks
  • Drinking water

If you need a qualified and trusted accident lawyer in Carlsbad, contact the Rubinstein Law Group today by calling (855) 365-9955 or by completing the form on this page for a free consultation. We welcome clients throughout Oceanside, Escondido and San Marcos.