If you are like most people, you carry your phone everywhere, and it can be handy for many things. While you should never use it while driving, it can help you in several ways if you have a car crash.
First, you should use it to call for help. Calling 911 is required when anyone is injured or killed in a crash or when there is anything more than minor property damage.
It is also a common sense thing to do. The sooner emergency services are alerted, the sooner they can arrive and help those involved in the crash. Remember that time is of the essence in many cases.
Don’t put your phone away once you have called for help
Use it to collect evidence that could help you prove that the other driver was at fault for the crash. That can include the following:
- Eyewitness contact details and testimony: People disappear fast from crash scenes. Having someone neutral who says the other driver was to blame can be crucial when the other driver is trying to blame you.
- Photos of the crash scene: It soon becomes hard to remember the precise position of each car. You or the other driver may need to move your vehicle to avoid causing further collisions, so a quick snap can show how it was immediately after the impact.
Calling your insurer is also essential, and getting experienced legal help can help ensure that you get guidance to understand what to do with the evidence you collected to claim compensation if you were injured in the crash.