You don’t want to wait until you’re sitting at a crash site with a totaled car to download the right apps. While no one wants to think about being involved in a car accident, it’s important to prepare for every possible outcome. When you have the right apps, a small accident can become a minor inconvenience, rather than an incident that completely blindsides you.
No matter how prepared you are, sometimes an accident is serious enough that it’s time to bring in an attorney. When that happens, call Mann & Potter at 205-947-3104 to learn more about what your next steps should be.
Triple A or Your Vehicle Manufacturer’s App
If you are a Triple A member, having the Auto Club App on your phone can be a life saver. You can access Roadside Assistance, get help with a rental car after an accident, and more. If your manufacturer’s warranty comes with roadside assistance, accident reporting, or information on local repair options, you can also keep that installed on your phone. After all, if your warranty offers free towing and roadside assistance, why arrange it at the crash site and pay out of pocket?
Your Insurance Company’s App
You’ll need to report the accident as soon as possible, and many insurance companies have apps that streamline the entire process. Most apps let you take pictures of the crash scene from multiple sites, add in information about the other driver and their contact information, and note which police department has the police report. This may save you a call to your insurance agent at a time when you already have a long to-do list.
Maybe you know what you need to do after an accident, but can you really trust yourself to do everything right when you’re flooded with adrenaline and panicking? iWrecked makes it much easier to get the information you need for an insurance claim or personal injury case. The app saves your emergency contacts and vehicle information so you can access it quickly. When you report a crash, it will save photos, notes about the accident, and compile the notes into a single document.
The value of SOSmart lies in its automation. It senses when an accident has occurred and sends your location information to the emergency contacts you have saved. You know how important prompt medical care is after an accident, and SOSmart lists local emergency rooms and urgent care centers, along with directions on how to reach them. SOSmart is even good to have on hand if you aren’t involved in a collision. The panic button feature, when activated, sends location information and a notification to your emergency contacts. This is useful if you’re out and about on your own or late at night.
Hopefully, you already know how useful a dashcam can be after an accident. Even so, it’s not always practical to have a physical dashcam installed on your vehicle. CamOnRoad is a free app that essentially turns your smartphone into a dashcam. You can’t use it while driving anyway, so you may as well utilize it as a dashcam. The app also provides navigation directions, preventing you from needing to use your phone when your eyes should be on the road. When the app captures information, it stores it in your phone’s internal memory and can send it to the cloud.
When you’re prepared for an accident, you can breathe easy no matter what happens on the road. Still, it’s crucial to keep your cool and protect yourself after a crash. Avoid taking blame for the collision, get the other driver’s information, and make sure you get medical care as quickly as possible. Once you have assessed the damage and gotten your injuries checked out, you’ll be ready to talk to a personal injury attorney.
Get the Help You Deserve with Mann & Potter
A personal injury can easily cost you thousands of dollars if you don’t seek compensation from a liable party. Why should you be left handling the financial burden of a crash? If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, call Mann & Potter at 205-947-3104 or to schedule your consultation.