Let us imagine that another vehicle crashes into yours at an intersection, leaving you with a sore neck and shoulder. Still, you feel that you are not too badly injured.
After checking other people for injuries, your next step is to collect crash details. Writing down information always works, but you may also have apps that make documenting the event even easier.
Apps for emergency use
There are apps for everything it seems, and that includes auto accidents. When it comes to information about a vehicle crash, accuracy is critical. Some insurance companies offer free smartphone apps to their customers to help record accident details. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners also offers a free app called WreckCheck that allows you to create both written and audio details, then emails the information back to you. If you have an iPhone, you can go to the Apple store and download an app called Accident & Collision Care. This app will take you through crash documentation step by step, including the photography element.
Preserving information the old-fashioned way
If you do not have a cellphone with you, utilize a pen and paper. Diagram the scene of the crash, including markers like highway signs or buildings, and show the direction each of the vehicles was traveling at the time of the collision. Write down license plate numbers and contact information for the other driver and any witnesses.
After the accident, you should see a doctor promptly to learn more about your sore neck and shoulder. The doctor will prepare a medical report, which you should provide to your attorney along with a copy of the police report and the information you collected at the crash scene. Insurance companies often attempt to lowball a settlement, but your advocate will use the information you supply to negotiate full and fair compensation to cover your medical costs and more. The accurate information you collected at the crash scene will help in achieving that goal.