Smartphone Apps Can Assist You After an Accident
Posted on January 23rd, 2021 by Zane Cagle
The moment you are struck by another car can be incredibly hectic. Is everyone ok? How much damage is there? Should we move the cars out of traffic? With all of these things and more running through your head at once, it can be very hard to get organized and figure out what questions you should be asking the other driver and what information you will need to document. Thankfully, technology has stepped in and made this process very simple.
Makers of smartphone apps have developed technology that can give you steps to take in a car crash to ensure medical help arrives as soon as possible and tools to help document the other driver’s insurance, vehicle type, and police report number, etc. This way, the driver knows they have gotten all the information they need while focusing on their car and any injured parties while still knowing they’ve got their bases covered, should they need to contact an attorney.
The Missouri car accident lawyers at The Cagle Law Firm have just such an app, should such an unfortunate event arise. “Injury Attorney,” the app from The Cagle Law Firm (available for both iPhones and Droids), gives the user the ability to call 911 or the ability to locate the nearest hospital, should anyone in your vehicle need medical attention. It also has a button to call a taxi, which could, after a long night out, help prevent someone from causing a Missouri car accident in the first place.
Perhaps most helpful to someone in a car accident is the checklist explaining the type of documentation you should be recording. This checklist makes doubly certain you will leave the crash site with all the necessary information to process your claim as smoothly as possible. It also has an interactive portion that allows the user to write down the other driver’s name and insurance information, the responding officer’s name and police report number, and any witness information from people on the scene. This last feature is potentially the most helpful, as a driver may not have a pen or piece of paper handy, and they may not get the information they need from a witness. With the ability to save this information electronically, it guarantees that the witness’s phone number and contact information will still be there should you need to contact an attorney.
Hopefully, this app will be one that remains unused on your smartphone (it’s very small, so even if space is an issue, it only takes up only minimal memory). However, unfortunate as it may be, most of us will be involved in a car accident at some point in our lives. Therefore, it could potentially save you a lot of time and effort to have this app available in reserve, should you be unfortunate enough to be injured in a car accident.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm want everyone to remain safe on the road. However, accidents happen, and people need to be prepared. Therefore, we encourage everyone to download this app and be ready just in case. Also, on our website, you will find a printable car crash information form to keep in your glove compartment should you be without your phone. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Missouri car accident, contact St. Louis car accident attorney Zane T. Cagle at The Cagle Law Firm at (314) 276-1681.