New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers: Be Prepared for Accidents Ahead

As we embark on a new year, it’s an opportune time to evaluate our preparedness for unexpected events, including car wrecks. Being proactive and prepared can make a significant difference in the aftermath of a wreck. At Bison Law Firm, we want to help you kickstart the year with resolutions focused on being better prepared in case of a wreck. Let’s discuss two important aspects: reviewing your insurance coverage and having essential items stored in your car.

  1. Review Your Current Insurance Coverage:
    Start the year by reviewing your current auto insurance policy. Ensure you have adequate coverage to protect yourself and your assets in case of a wreck. Evaluate your liability limits, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, and comprehensive/collision coverage. Consult with your insurance provider to discuss any changes or additional coverage that may be necessary given your personal circumstances, especially uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This will help protect you financially and ensure you have the support needed if you are involved in a wreck.
  2. Store Essential Items in Your Car:
    Being prepared means having essential items readily available in case of a wreck. Make a resolution to keep the following items stored in your car:
    a. Emergency contact information: Have a copy of your emergency contacts easily accessible in your car, including contact numbers for family members, your primary care physician, and your attorney.
    b. Insurance information: Keep a physical copy of your auto insurance card in the glove compartment or center console of your vehicle. This will ensure you have the necessary information readily available if a wreck occurs.
    c. Accident reporting tools: Store a pen and notepad to be used to gather notes and other information. Your cell phone is a great tool for notes, pictures, and videos.
    d. First aid kit: Keep a basic first aid kit in your car to address minor injuries until medical professionals arrive at the scene.


By making these New Year’s resolutions focused on better preparedness for wrecks, you are taking proactive steps to protect yourself and minimize the impact of unexpected events. Remember, it’s always better to be prepared and never need it than to need it and not be prepared. Stay safe on the roads, prioritize your well-being, and consult with a personal injury attorney for further guidance and support if you find yourself involved in a wreck. Together, let’s make this year a safer one for all drivers!

 

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