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Things a Wisconsin Driver Should Always Have in His Car

A smart Wisconsin driver knows to prepare for any emergency. The Madison auto accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham provide a list of the following items that could be of great value after a Wisconsin car accident or if you find yourself stranded in your car for an extended period of time:

  • First Aid Kit
    In the event of minor injuries after an accident, you’ll be glad you’ve packed a first aid kit with different-sized bandages, gauze, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, pain relievers, and scissors.
  • Water
    Water has many important functions in an emergency, including cleaning, hydration, and cooling. Some water packets last for up to five years, and are easy to store.
  • Flashlight or Glow Sticks
    If you find yourself stranded at night, light sticks are useful to increase your visibility, and they last for up to 12 hours. Keeping a flashlight in your car is always smart. Batteries should be stored somewhere separate from the flashlight; batteries will corrode if left too long inside the flashlight.
  • All-Weather Gear
    In a state like Wisconsin, keeping a blanket, hats, gloves, and scarves on hand is always a good idea. It is also smart to have a poncho or other rain clothes on hand.
  • Matches
    Having waterproof matches in your car will come in handy in the event that you are stranded for the night and need to create a fire for warmth. 
  • Road Flares or Triangles
    If you have been in an accident or broken down and must stay in your car, reflective road triangles or traffic flares will warn other drivers of your presence and prevent any further accidents while you wait for assistance.


If you want to know more about your rights following a Wisconsin car crash and need to speak to an auto accident lawyer, call the Madison car accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at 608-277-7777 or toll-free 800-800-5678. Just for calling, we will send you a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.