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Prevent injuries by securely packing items in your car

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2023 | Personal Injury

It’s no surprise that serious car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Nonetheless, some of the sources of these injuries may not always be what people expect. 

Loose items within a car essentially become missiles during a high-speed collision, and they can do serious damage. Outlined below are a few tips on how to securely pack items in your car to prevent injuries. 

Think about what you really need 

It can be very easy for a car to become cluttered, particularly if you regularly take your kids in the vehicle. They might leave their toys lying around. Or, you may have just been so busy that you haven’t had time to clear out the things you don’t need. 

Before you set off, have a quick scan around the vehicle. If there are any items you don’t need, remove them from the car and store them safely at home. This means that they will not be a hazard should an accident occur. 

Use the trunk 

Some items just can’t be left behind. For instance, you may need your laptop for work purposes. The safest place to store cargo like this is the trunk. While your laptop may be damaged in the event of an accident, it is far less likely to cause you or your passengers injuries if it is safely stored in the trunk. 

Even small items can become missiles in the event of a crash, and this is worth keeping in mind. Unfortunately, no matter what steps you take, you could still be injured in an accident. If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Seek legal guidance to explore your options further.