In the event of a car accident, the first few minutes after the initial incident are often the most crucial for collecting the details you’ll need in the event you need to pursue legal action later. An accident preparedness kit is a great way to make sure you have what you need in the event of an accident.
A good preparedness kit will have:
- your insurance information ready at a moment’s notice. Get a copy of your auto policy detailing your coverage amounts, policy info, and claims department phone number.
- a pre-prepared summary sheet ready to hand to the other party so they can be provided with any information they may need, for example contact information and insurance info.
- medical insurance information. Include information for you and anyone in your household.
- a disposable camera. One can be kept in your car and can help you document damage should your cell phone not readily available. Be sure to take pictures of the damage to both cars, including any from previous accidents. This can protect you against claims for damage that was not sustained during your incident.
Being prepared now can save valuable time and confusion later and make obtaining the details – and receiving care – easier should you suffer the misfortune of a car accident.