15 Must-Have Items for Your Glove Compartment

Jun 27, 2014 - Car Accidents by

Our Phoenix Accident Law Firm Outlines the Best Items to Keep in Your Car

Being in a motor vehicle accident can be scary and overwhelming. These emergency items, however, can help keep you safe and best protect your legal claim.  

  1. Critical medical information: Write down any medical conditions, medications and allergies in case you’re involved in an accident and can’t communicate to the responders.
  2. Owner’s manual and recommended maintenance schedule: This comes in very handy. It helps when a fuse goes out, or a tire needs to be changed, or a light goes on that you don’t recognize.
  3. Emergency contact numbers: Write them down, and have them listed in your cell phone and wallet as well. There is a spot in most cell phones called ICE; In case Of Emergency. These numbers can be accessed without unlocking the phone, and emergency professionals are trained to check these numbers.
  4. Pen and paper: It will come in handy if you’re in a car accident and need to take down information.
  5. Proof of insurance: It’s the law to keep proof of insurance in your car, and it comes in handy in certain situations as well.
  6. A flashlight: If something goes wrong at night, you’ll be glad you have one.
  7. Water Bottle: It gets hot in AZ, and having water is always a good thing.
  8. Napkins, travel wipes, tissues and hand sanitizer: They can be used to clean up when you need to change a tire, or make other messy repairs to your car.
  9. High-energy snacks: In case of an accident, or if you get stuck on the side of the road and have to wait for a tow truck.
  10. Cell Phone Charger: This one is self explanatory in this day and age.
  11. Camera: Comes in handy when you get into an accident to document the damage.
  12. First Aid Kit: Band Aids can come in very handy once in awhile. Good to have in case you need to help yourself or others.
  13. Tire Pressure Gauge: It’s always a good idea to check your tire pressure regularly. It helps to keep your car performing well and helps you to stay safe.
  14. Multi-purpose Tool: This can help you make repairs around the car when needed. Whether it’s an emergency or helping a friend, it’s always good to have.
  15. Maps: Back in the day, people use to carry paper maps to help them navigate. It’s still good to have them, and be able to read them. In case your cell phone dies, or you can get service in the middle of nowhere.

If you are in an accident, know that our Phoenix accident law firm is here to help. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation. 

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