How to build a first aid kit for your car

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

It’s not unusual for people to get stuck on the road for a variety of reasons, be it an accident, car trouble, or something else. While many personal injury lawyers recommend calling the police after an accident in these types of situations, it is also recommended that you anticipate certain risky situations and keep certain items in your vehicle to ensure that you are not completely caught off guard when facing some emergency.

Here are some suggestions for you to prepare your own emergency kit for your car. While some of these items should be tailored to your personal needs, the idea is that you can be prepared to reduce complications in emergency situations.

Phone charger: Having a working phone is imperative if you find yourself stranded for whatever reason. This will allow you to ask for help, call the police and notify your family and your insurance company after any incident. Also, your phone’s flashlight can be especially useful when it’s dark.

Jumper cables: Having jumper cables is something that can prevent a lot of headaches. in the event that you need to start your vehicle after a mechanical failure. These cables can help not only you, but also other people who find themselves in difficult situations with their car battery. However, if you include these in your emergency kit, it’s important to remember to follow proper precautions when using and storing them.

Warm clothing: Even in some of the hottest parts of the country, the temperature can drop significantly during the night hours, making it prudent to bring warm clothing. Even if nighttime temperatures are not dangerous to your health, being warmer and more comfortable after an emergency can reduce the stress it causes.

First aid kit, emergency food and water: A first aid kit can be of great help in certain situations. Many stores sell extensive kits that include the most commonly needed items, such as rubbing alcohol or gauze. Similarly, having bottled water and non-perishable food can make certain emergencies less severe while you wait for any care you may require.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.