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6 Ways You Can Use Your Smartphone To Collect Car Accident Evidence – INFOGRAPHIC

Getting in a car accident is an overwhelming experience, to say the least.   Even if you’re not injured, the chances are good that you can be shaken up and disoriented in the moments immediately following, and in that state it’s easy to forget information that you need to remember at a later date.  Luckily for you, you likely have one of the most powerful tools available for collecting the evidence that you may need down the road:  your smartphone. With your phone, you can take pictures, write notes with names and contact info, record statements,  and possibly even contact your insurance carrier, if they offer a smartphone app (which many now do).    Its important to collect information at the time of the crash for several reasons: 

  1. Its difficult to remember details clearly after the whirlwind of a wreck is over.  
  2. Witnesses and involved parties can be hard to track down in the aftermath.
  3. The sooner you have the information collected and organized, the sooner you can send it off to the appropriate parties and focus on your injuries and property damage, and any other aspect of your life which may have been affected by your accident.

Whether the accident is your fault or someone else’s, being thorough and organized is the key to navigating the claim process quickly and effectively, and will allow you to move on to the next steps you need to take to ensure that your claim is processed and properly valued. The last thing you want to be doing while healing from your injuries is sifting through stacks of paper, or trying to track down witnesses who you didn’t connect with at the time of the accident.    If you have to file a claim with the at fault driver’s auto insurance company, or your own, having the necessary information on hand will help expedite the process, and will also show the insurance company that you have your act together and need to be taken seriously.  

We’ve created this handy infographic to help show 6 ways that you can use your smartphone to collect evidence of your car accident.  I hope you find it helpful!

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Lakota Denton

Lakota Denton

Lakota Denton is an Asheville, NC trial lawyer who focuses on recovering for injured people. Lakota has been practicing law in Asheville, N.C. since 2011. Lakota attended Keene State College in New Hampshire and graduated with a degree in psychology in 2000. Lakota played professional soccer after graduating from college. In 2011 Lakota graduated Cum Laude from Western New England college where he was awarded the Edward Cooley Award for Excellence in Labor Law, The CALI excellence for the future award for Labor Law, The CALI excellence for the future award for Jurisprudence Survey, The CALI excellence for the future award for Trial Methods, and was a member of the American Association for Justice Moot Court Team. Lakota has been practicing in his own firm since 2013, focusing solely on personal injury. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar association, the American Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers, and was awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, the 2014 Top 40 Lawyers under 40, and the Avvo clients choice award. He has spoken at the Asheville Paralegals Association Luncheon and he served on the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Auto Torts leadership team in 2017. Lakota has won numerous jury trials with verdicts for his clients. For more information, contact our office.   

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