Smartphones have come a long way in recent years, and now they can be an invaluable tool in the event you are ever involved in a car accident and are hoping to earn compensation for damages or injuries. There are a few specific ways that you can use your smartphone to your advantage in the wake of a car accident, and we want to share them with you. In today’s blog, we share four things you should do with your cell phone if you are considering filing for compensation after a car accident.
How To Use Your Smartphone After A Car Accident
Here’s a look at four smart things you can do with your smartphone if you are involved in a car accident and there’s a chance that you’ll be pursuing compensation in the future:
Snap Some Pictures – Take a bunch of pictures of the scene of the accident. Take pictures of damage to your vehicle, any injuries you suffered, and the overall scene of the accident. It’s possible that your claim will come down to your word versus that of the other driver, but picture evidence can provide some more impartial information about what occurred leading up to or after the accident. You can always delete these photos with ease later, so take plenty of pictures at the scene.
Call An Attorney – If you’re serious about pursuing compensation, you’re going to want a lawyer in your corner. The other driver’s insurance provider will certainly have lawyers on their side, so it’s imperative that you do the same. A lawyer will be able to review the facts of the case and put together a very strong argument as to why you deserve the compensation you are asking for. Aside from making it easier to win your case, they can also take this burden off your plate while you focus on your health and your family. Use your phone to look up some experienced injury lawyers in your area, and give one of them a call!
Take Notes – Open up your notes app and start a note related to your car accident claim. Document any and all relevant information so that you have easy access to it at a later date. Some things to consider saving in your notes app include:
- Witness contact information
- Phone conversation dates, names and conversation subjects
- Information about conversations with your attorney
- Police report reference numbers
- Claim numbers
- Medical appointments
Instead of trying to remember all this information on your own or storing it in a notebook, keep it on your notes app in your phone so that you are always only a few clicks away from accessing this information.
Stay Off Social Media – Finally, avoid sharing anything about your accident or your claim on social media until the case has been resolved. Nothing you say on social media will help your case, but we’ve seen countless examples of situations where an individual has made their case much harder to win because of what they put on social media. Refrain from talking about specifics of your injuries or the accident on social media because it will leave a digital trail, and anything you post can be used against you in court.
If you need assistance earning compensation after a car accident, or if you have questions about a different type of injury and are curious if you have a valid claim, reach out to Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm today at (952) 230-2700.