Ways Your Cell Phone Can Help Solidify Your Auto Accident Injury Case

Posted on: 2 November 2016

Every time that you drive your vehicle, you have the risk of being involved in an automotive collision that could result in a serious injury. Still, being injured does not guarantee that you will be properly reimbursed for your damages, even if the other driver was at fault. 

If your auto accident attorney could advise you of how to respond at the accident scene, he or she would probably ask you to keep your cell phone handy. Your mobile phone could prove quite useful in obtaining information that could help solidify your accident case. Here are a few reasons why:

You can take pictures.

Most cell phones have camera features that allow you to take digital images. In addition, the phone records the date and time that each photo was taken. 

Although your testimony of what transpired will be important in an injury case, a picture is difficult to dispute. Photos of the damages to the vehicles, the weather conditions at the time of the incident, and the positioning of the automobiles at the end of the accident could all prove helpful. 

You can call for medical help.

It's important to receive medical treatment as quickly as possible after the accident. A delay in treatment can make insurance representatives question the degree or seriousness of your injuries. 

Keep in mind that although you may feel some discomfort at the accident scene, the pain associated with your injuries is likely to increase over time. Thus, even if you only suspect that you are injured, call for an ambulance. Allow the medical professionals to determine the extent of your injuries. They will document their findings and transport you to a nearby medical facility if you need additional treatment.

Each of their findings will be documented, so you will have an unbiased record of your injuries. 

You can notify law enforcement.

Even if the other driver agrees to pay for your damages and asks you not to call law enforcement, it is important to contact the police as soon as the accident occurs. The officer will record an official description of how the accident occurred and may even assign fault to the other driver. He or she will also record the contact information and insurers of the parties involved.

To learn more things that you can do at the scene of an auto accident or to receive legal advice after an accident has occurred, call to schedule a consultation with an auto accident attorney like Carl L. Britt, Jr. in your area.