By Robert L. Mues   |   September 24th, 2011

emid.jpgIt is wise to keep an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) information card in our wallets, purses, and car glove box at all times. An emergency can happen at any time. The leading cause of death for people under the age of 44 in America is emergency trauma. Emergency contact cards can prevent a bad situation from getting worse. An unexpected emergency can shatter the lives of any family at any time. But, by having emergency contact cards, you and your loved ones will be more prepared if a sudden crisis strikes. Give yourself a greatly improved chance to receive appropriate medical care by preparing information in advance that explains your medical needs immediately for first responders.

Without emergency contact information, hospital staff cannot immediately locate family members or access medical information that would be critical to treating the patient. Tragically, some patients die in emergency rooms without any of their family members present. By the time the families are eventually notified, it is often too late. Make sure that all family members including parents, children and grandchildren have an ICE card!

Our law firm has located an excellent In Case of Emergency wallet card generator on the internet. You can create this important document at no cost.  It can be completed online and printed. You may also want to email it to your family and friends so that they can create their own ICE card. It is pretty simple to accomplish.  To access the ICE wallet card generator, click here. This is some practical advice for us all. Start and finish this project now. Having an ICE information card could truly be a life saver!

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Robert L. MuesAbout The Author: Robert L. Mues
Robert Mues is the managing partner of Dayton, Ohio, law firm, Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight & Mues, and has received the highest rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Mr. Mues is also a founding member of the "International Academy of Attorneys for Divorce over 50" blog.

Keep an Emergency Information Card in Your Wallet!
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