Almost every one of driving age has some form of smartphone these days, and they can surf the internet, play music and videos, and take stunning photographs and videos. This incredible tool has taken communication to a new level and can also be your lifesaver following an accident.
Your smart device has all the tools you need to document your accident. So never be afraid to pull out your smartphone to gather evidence at the scene. But before doing that, make sure you’re in a safe position.
Your car might be damaged beyond recognition. You might have even sustained some injuries, or perhaps there was a passenger in severe pain. With your smartphone in your hands, you can capture everything for a factual claim.
So here are some of the ways that you can use your smartphone following an accident:
1. Call 911
The first thing you need to do following a car accident is to dial 911. Next, you and anyone involved in the accident must get medical attention as soon as possible. Even if it seems as if you sustained no injuries, there could be internal bleeding which might become life-threatening following a delay.
2. Take pictures and Videos
You might need to present compelling evidence to build a solid case and get compensated for the ordeal you suffered. However, if you don’t act fast, the vehicles and scene can be cleaned, erasing all the evidence that could help your claim.
3. Record Witness Information
There are bound to be witnesses at the scene unless the accident happened in a dissolute land which is very unlikely. With your smartphone, try to record the witness’s account and ask questions to get them to reveal more details.
4. Record the other driver’s insurance and license information
You may not be able to keep the driver at the scene for long, so the best you can do is capture essential details with your smartphone, such as the driver’s name, address, driver’s license, and insurance details.
5. Capture your injuries
Before receiving medical treatment, ensure you take pictures and videos of your injury, if there are any. Your doctor’s report on your injuries should also be well preserved since it will help your claim.
6. Take Your Statement
If you can do this at the accident scene, that will be helpful. If you don’t record your statement following an accident, details of the incident may get blurry later. When you’re done with your smartphone, give us a call to help you secure total compensation for your injuries.