Being involved in an accident is no fun, regardless of the time of year. However, being involved in an accident during the cold winter months in Green Bay can be miserable. Unfortunately, it does not end there, as the cold weather can also cause further injury and complications to those who are involved in the accident.

It is a good idea for anyone who is going to be driving in the cold weather to be well prepared. Being stranded and injured after an accident can is far from an ideal situation. The best way to be prepared is to ensure that you always have the necessities covered before heading out.

Three ways a driver can be prepared for an accident during cold weather months are:

  • Keep an emergency kit at hand. Being involved in an auto accident when it is extremely cold out can be dangerous even if the accident didn’t cause any injuries. An emergency kit should have at least a blanket, bandages, lighter, flashlight, water, and food.
  • Get charged. Before heading out on the road make sure that your cell phone is charged. In the event of an accident, you will need to use it to call for help. It is also a good idea to keep a charger in the vehicle as well.
  • Have warm clothes. Even if the drive is just around the corner to the grocery store, the driver and passengers should always have warm clothes. Bring jackets, boots, and gloves, as you never know what might happen.

If you have been involved in an accident this winter, we can help. Call our personal injury lawyers in Green Bay at 800-800-5678 for a free legal consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.