How Your Smartphone Can Help You Following a Car Accident


January 16, 2016

If you are involved in a car accident, your smartphone might be just the tool that you need to document the crash and protect your legal rights. Today's smartphones provide just about everything you will need at the scene of an automobile accident. This is vital due to the fact that after a car accident, you will not likely be carrying a pen, paper, or a digital camera. Recognizing the usefulness of a smartphone in the event of a crash has led some companies to even create crash-specific smartphone apps.

The Georgia car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law hope that you are never involved in a car accident. However, if you unfortunately do find yourself at the scene of a crash, this look at the usefulness of smartphones can assist you in gathering important data for your claim.

The Camera

Your camera will of course be one of the most important aspects of your smartphone. Document as much of the crash scene, damage, and injuries as you can with your smartphone's camera. Take pictures of both vehicles involved, the roadway while focusing on skid marks, debris, or other marks as well as any obstacles that might have influenced the crash, and more. A video of all of these things can also prove useful. Take pictures of your own injuries both in the immediate aftermath of the crash and later on.

The Record Feature

Most smartphones will come with a record feature. This feature is seldom used by smartphone owners, but it can come in quite handy after an accident. You can use the record feature to identify the date and time also describe your version of what occurred in the accident. You could then ask witnesses if they would mind you recording their name, address, and other pertinent information. This can be quicker than typing all of this information out. Be sure, however, to clarify any spelling questions and immediately back up your recording when you get home.

Smartphone Crash Apps

If you search your smartphone's online store, you will likely find several car accident apps. Consumer Reports details a few here. These apps will allow you to upload your car insurance and emergency contact information in advance. You can also follow a car accident checklist that will help you to follow the necessary steps after the crash. Some apps are integrated with your camera, and you can take photos of the scene then send them along with diagrams or recordings via email. This helps avoid the issue of potential data loss, which could be quite damaging to your future car accident claim. Our law firm also has an app you can download here.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Car Accident Case!

The Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist injured car accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and we strive to provide you with legal services of unmatched excellence. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible.

Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:


http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2012/07/smart-phone-apps-that-can-help-after-a-car-crash/index.htm

Category: Auto Accidents

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