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6 Essentials in Case of a Roadside Emergency

Few things feel more liberating than packing up the family or some friends and hitting the open road. Road trips evoke an inherent spontaneity – you may have a destination in mind, but the fun often lies in the unexpected sights and events one experiences on the winding drive. Despite this sense of freedom, however, it is still essential to prepare for emergencies. Traveling long distances has the potential to bring about accidents or other dangers, and safety should be the first priority of every road tripper.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to the actions of another driver, the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. want to help you pursue justice. To speak with a compassionate and committed attorney about the potential merits of legal action in your case, contact us by calling 800-242-2874.

Proper Preparation

Longer journeys require certain essentials that daily drives do not. Below are six things everyone about to embark upon a road trip should bring along:

  • Food and water – Along with making sure that passengers are nourished between rest stops, food supplies are essential in case your car breaks down in a rural area, or you are traveling at night and everything is closed.
  • Battery jumper – These will revive your car if it runs out of power, without the assistance that jumper cables demand.
  • Tire changing equipment – Flat tires can lead to significant delays and may disrupt even the best laid plans. Being prepared to change a flat can save a lot of time and frustration.
  • Gas can – When gas stations are few and far between, having a filled gas can prevent you from becoming stranded.
  • Cell phone/other electronics and power inverter – It is always advisable to have a dependable mode of communication if an accident happens or you get stranded. A power inverter will keep your cell phone charged without the need for spare batteries.
  • First aid kit – A variety of injuries (not just accident-related ones) could occur on a road trip, especially if you are traveling with children. Make sure you can care for your loved ones if they suffer a minor scrape.

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Regrettably, despite all the preparations that you may have made, you are still vulnerable to the negligent or reckless actions of others. If you have been involved in a car accident and were not at fault, the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you obtain financial compensation. For a free consultation, contact us at 800-242-2874 today.

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