- March 21, 2016
- Car Accidents
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:
- Its difficult to remember details clearly after the whirlwind of a wreck is over.
- Witnesses and involved parties can be hard to track down in the aftermath.
- 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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