It’s easy to resolve most breakdowns with a spare tire or a quick call to a tow company. But what if you don’t have cell phone service? What if someone suffers an injury that requires immediate first aid?
In 2014 alone, the American Automobile Association responded to more than 29 million calls for roadside assistance. If you own a vehicle, then you should expect to break down or crash at some point, and when that happens, it pays to be prepared. Your vehicle should be stocked with a first-aid kit and everything you need to prevent subsequent accidents.
Unfortunately, even the most prepared drivers can fall victim to negligent motorists. If you were injured or lost a family member in a car accident, contact Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates.
The at-fault driver may be liable for your medical bills, lost income and other damages related to the crash. A San Diego accident attorney from Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates will help you claim the maximum compensation.
Call 855-290-8080 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also learn more about personal-injury lawsuits by visiting USAttorneys.com.
Never Hit the Road without These 15 Essential Emergency Items
Every second counts after a serious accident. If you are able to contact emergency medical services, perform first aid and secure the scene after an accident, then you may be able to save your life or someone else’s life.
It is not uncommon for a routine breakdown to turn into a devastating accident. This is particularly common when drivers stop on the shoulder at night and do not have flares or reflective triangles to warn oncoming drivers.
Be prepared for the worst by keeping these emergency items in your vehicle at all times:
- A fully charged cell phone;
- A complete first-aid kit;
- At least one spare tire;
- A tire jack and tire iron;
- A tire inflater with sealer;
- Jumper cables;
- Your vehicle’s manual;
- A fire extinguisher;
- Three reflective triangles to warn oncoming drivers about the accident scene;
- Bottled water;
- At least 2 quarts of oil;
- Updated road maps;
- A flashlight with extra batteries; and
- A small toolkit that includes screwdrivers, pliers and a tire pressure gauge.
If you were injured in a crash that another driver caused, contact Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates. An injury lawyer in San Diego will evaluate your wreck to determine if you have grounds for a claim.
Attorneys Jeffrey E. Estes and Alton J. Smith have a reputation for tough litigation and a strategy for winning substantial settlements and verdicts for their clients. Alton J. Smith was selected for inclusion in 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers. Only 5 percent of all attorneys in southern California hold this prestigious title. Call 855-290-8080 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.