- How to Go Digital With 3 New Car Accident Apps
- May 14, 2013
- Law Firm: The Law Office of Kevin P. Landry P.C. - Falmouth Office
As a Massachusetts and Rhode Island car accident lawyer, I've seen many clients come into our office after a car accident unable to remember what happened in the accident.
Its understandable. When someone experiences something as emotionally jarring as a car accident, the precise details of what occurred oftentimes become jumbled, tangled or just completely lost in the retelling of the story.
But the details are important.
Important because if you need to seek the counsel of a Rhode Island or Massachusetts car accident attorney to make a claim on your case, it really helps to remember as many of the facts as clearly as possible. Facts that oftentimes can be used to settle your case and get you the compensation you fairly deserve.
There just so happens to bea few new products of the digital age that can help you in doing just that.
Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer News on Digital Car Accident Preparation
As was reported here this week on 5 Things You Must Do Before Your Next Car Accident, the chances are pretty good that you will be involved in a car accident eventually - no matter if it's a Massachusetts or Rhode Island car accident. The percentages are not in your favor - chances are it will happen.
In fact, the statistics show that 3 out of 4 people will be involved in a car accident in their lifetimes.
Yes...three out of four!
So what can you do right now to prepare for that eventuality?
We did mention a few things you can do to prepare now...but we left out one other. One that you can get for free on the very device that causes so many car accidents.
Yes, "that device" is your phone.
Your smartphone (iPhone, Droid, Galaxy S3, etc) to be exact...
Car Accidents Go Digital?
Most of these new car accident apps feature diagramming capabilities, checklists and cells for storing the proper information you need from the other party so you don't forget anything. And best of all, most of them have a free version, so try them all out and let me know in the comments section below which one you like the best!
Because second only to the sage advice of a seasoned Massachusetts or Rhode Island car accident lawyer, these car accident apps could be one of the most helpful resources you'll have after an auto accident!
Of course if you are injured, get medical attention before you even think of picking up your phone and starting to collect information. Yes, gathering the right info after a car accident is important...but not nearly as important as your safety and well-being.
Here's a short list of some of the more popular car accident apps with some of the most unique features:
This app makes it very easy to collect all of the information you need from your car accident so you to not miss anything important. The large interface buttons and easy navigation makes it a snap to use.
One of its core strengths is in collecting the other person's information by storing it in their iWrecked vehicle information log. Also included in the app are call buttons which you can use to make direct calls both to loved ones or emergency personnel.
Accident Wizard is one of the few apps we found that offers free, instantaneous, on-the-scene assistance to victims of car accidents. It also gives you one touch access to emergency personnel, as well as guides you through a step-by-step process to collect all the post-car accident information you'll need.
If it's the first time you've been in a car accident, the information gathering process can be tricky and overwhelming for many people. It's even more difficult if you're a bit dazed or emotionally unsteady after the wreck. This app does a nice job at making it all quick and easy.
Auto Accident App
Auto Accident App is another free app that also offers instant, live assistance to accident victims, as well as one touch access to emergency personnel. Like the others above, it provides a simple, step-by-step process for gathering the right information and pictures so nothing is missed.
Auto Accident App differs from the others in that it also provides you with information on the closest freeway exit, nearest hospital or rest area to get you off the highway quickly (if possible) and get medical attention fast if you don't require the assistance of an ambulance. It live assistance features an "Onstar-like" operator-assisted emergency contact. These operators can contact your family, local tow truck companies, rental car agencies as well as auto repair service providers.
It also has an option to contact legal representation.
But you won't need that because you already have our Massachusetts and Rhode Island car accident lawyers programmed into your favorites anyway, right?
In a Car Accident? Call a MA or RI Car Accident Lawyer
No doubt, iPhones and smartphones are awesome devices that have done wonders to enhance our lives.
Just use them wisely and safely...and not while you're driving.
With these new car accident apps, you can make very good use your phone AFTER the car accident. And of course, if you are injured in a car accident, after you are first treated for your injuries, don't contact your insurance company.
Contact someone who's on your side - and although you might think you don't need to call a Massachusetts of Rhode Island personal injury lawyer - think again. Call us anyway. It costs you nothing to do it.
We know exactly what to do¿to help you get you what you deserve. Call us at 1 800-220-7752 or fill out our contact form.