Items Wisconsin Drivers Need in Their Cars in case of an accident A smart Wisconsin driver knows to prepare for any emergency. Our Wisconsin auto accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham has provided 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:

Things to Have

  • 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.

Have You Been Injured In A Wisconsin, Illinois or Iowa Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you should speak to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. You can contact us online or call our office directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. We have been helping car accident victims since 1964 and service clients throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa

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