How your Smartphone Can help your Case

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate. They have also dramatically changed what we do in an emergency. Whether you’re addicted to your mobile device or prefer your landline, you should make sure to carry a cell phone with you in your car.

Why? It could really come in handy if you’re in a car accident. It can help you remember the important details of the crash and can store pieces of evidence. To find out all the ways you can use your smartphone after a car accident in Atlanta, read on:

  • You can take pictures: If your cell phone comes equipped with a camera, you’re in luck. Snapping photos is one of the quickest and easiest ways to record vital information after a crash. You can take a picture of the other driver’s license plate if you believe you are at risk for a hit-and-run. You can also use your smartphone to document the damages to the inside and outside of your vehicle. These photos from the scene can be very helpful when it comes to evaluating the damages, and could be a crucial piece of evidence for determining your compensation and settlement. Use your smartphone to record any valuables that were damaged in the crash, the location of the vehicles, debris in the road that may have contributed to the accident or street signs to help you remember.
  • You can record notes: Using the recording device on your cellphone, you can take oral notes if you don’t have a pen and paper to write things down. This could help when exchanging insurance information, talking with police and describing your symptoms after a crash.
  • You can download apps that will tell you what to do: Sometimes a crash happens so fast that you lose all sense of what to do next. Luckily, there’s an app for that! Consider installing some car accident apps that can help you remember the steps you need to take after an accident. They may just come in handy when you’re in an emergency. Some suggestions for apps that can help in the event of a car accident include:
  • AAA Roadside: From this app, you can easily request services, from towing to getting gas if you’re on empty. Everything covered in your AAA policy can be requested from your phone, which is especially helpful if you’re in a rural area or one without great cellphone service: you won’t have to worry about dropped calls or not being able to hear the person on the other line. The app stores your policy information and will definitely come in handy should you find yourself in a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road.
  • iWrecked Auto Accident Assistant: You won’t forget anything after a car accident with reminders from this helpful app. You can pre-load your insurance information and pull it up easily at the press of a button, which allows you to review your coverage information if you’re in doubt or access your policy if your car has been totaled and you can’t reach your documents. The app allows you to collect the insurance information from the other driver and organize it easily. It also provides a handy checklist, including reminders to take photos.  Its call buttons allow you to alert police and paramedics to come to the scene.