How prepared are you to cope with a road accident?

How well equipped is your car to help you cope with the effects of a road accident? As with anything else, most of us are filled with good intentions, acknowledging the sensibleness of being prepared for any eventuality but never actually finding the time to take the necessary steps. In just a few short hours you could collect all the necessary equipment together and store it neatly away in the boot, with the satisfaction that you are as ready as you can be in case you have a road accident.

A little foresight can make all the difference
Hindsight, as we all know only too well, is a wonderful thing. But foresight is even more so. Hopefully, you’ll never have to put your road accident kit to any use, but you’ll be immeasurably relieved to have all of those useful bits and pieces to hand if you ever find yourself in that position.

Putting together your road accident kit
Here are some of the things we would advise that you carry in the boot of your car in case of a road accident:

  • Of course, a first aid kit is essential. Make sure it has plenty of everything, and check periodically to make sure that the contents are still in good condition
  • A torch. This is a vital piece of equipment for obvious reasons so ensure that you have plenty of back-up batteries tucked alongside it
  • It’s now possible to get emergency mobile phone batteries that can give your phone a boost if it is ever in danger of running out of juice. Include one (that’s compatible with your handset) because you really need to be able to summon help if you’ve had a road accident
  • A warning triangle will warn other drivers of your presence and will help prevent the possibility of another road accident occurring if someone doesn’t spot you in time
  • A blanket or two will keep you and any injured person warm until help arrives
  • A small fire extinguisher will give you some assistance if a fire breaks out – but remember that this does not negate the need to call the fire brigade if a fire does break out after a road accident
  • If you are a reasonably confident person with car maintenance, then keep a small tool kit handy. It’s not impossible that minor damage can be fixed by the roadside. Call for assistance, though, if you have any doubts at all

Specialist help following a road accident
If the worst does happen, though, and you are injured in a road accident that was not your fault, then we can help you make a personal injury claim for compensation. One of our specialist solicitors can act on a no win no fee basis to get you the best possible award for your injury.

Call us today
So, whether you’ve sustained something comparatively minor such as whiplash or cuts and bruises or a more serious injury, call us today and we’ll help you get your road accident compensation claim underway.

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