Apps You Should Have on Your Phone in Case of an Accident
Although no one ever expects to be involved in a car accident, this fate happens to thousands of individuals in Alabama each year. Most often, auto accidents are caused by some type of human error usually on the part of one of the drivers. There are also a good number of crashes that are the fault of third parties, such as employers, auto part manufacturers, and those who are responsible for maintaining the roadways.
While some crashes result in minimal vehicle damage and only minor injuries, others can result in severe and even catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death. If you have been injured in an auto accident in Alabama, it is important to get an experienced attorney involved in your case as early as you can.
As soon as possible after your accident, call M. Adam Jones & Associates at 334-699-5599 for a free consultation and case assessment. We will meet with you to go over the details of your case and advise you of your legal rights and options, so you can make the most informed decision on how you wish to proceed.
Smartphone Apps that Can Help in Case of an Auto Accident
Driving while distracted is the primary cause of numerous car accidents today, and it can be strongly argued that smartphones have turned distracted driving into a national epidemic. But the smartphone technology itself is not the problem, it is the way people use it.
There are apps that can be added to your mobile phone that can help save lives, collect accident data, and organize this data into a comprehensive accident report. Having these apps at your fingertips can be invaluable if you should end up in a crash.
Here are 9 of the top smartphone apps for drivers to consider:
This is a fairly simple app that is easy to use and comes in handy when someone is disoriented after a crash. The iWrecked app allows you to preload vehicle information and emergency contacts that can be notified if you get into an accident. You can also take photos and notes within the app and use them to generate a vehicle accident report in the form of a PDF file.
Help I Crashed My Car
This app allows you to do everything that iWrecked does along with some added features. The app provides you with an ordered checklist of things to do if you get into a crash, which can really come in handy. And if you have your GPS turned on, the app will pull up a list of mechanics and vehicle rental agencies that are nearby.
This app is similar to the first two but with some different features as well. The SOSmart app will automatically detect a crash, notify emergency contacts, and request aid from first responders. In addition, it will pull up a list of nearby hospitals and the fastest routes to get to them based on current traffic.
This is another app that automatically detects a crash, notifies emergency contacts, and requests medical aid. The main difference with Collision Call is that it can be used not only by motorists, but also by motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians that are involved in a crash.
Auto Accident App
This app is good for compiling an accident report after a crash. Users upload their driver’s license, vehicle registration details, and insurance information and the app does the rest. You can compile photos, statements from eyewitnesses, and injury reports and the app will turn it into a comprehensive report.
This app is similar to Auto Accident in that it allows you to produce a comprehensive report of the accident. Axikit walks you through the process of collecting data such as photos and eyewitness accounts. The app includes a voice recording feature for collecting eyewitness testimony, and it also includes smart tools that show a list of images to take photographs of after the crash, as well as what statements to make (and not make) while you are at the scene.
When it comes to proving what happened after an auto accident, nothing beats video evidence. This is why an app like CamOnRoad is something no motorist should be without. CamOnRoad turns your smartphone into a dashboard camera that records video while you drive. These video recordings could prove invaluable after an accident, especially if the other driver is trying to falsely claim that the crash is your fault.
American Red Cross First Aid App
This is a popular app that provides helpful guidance on how to administer first aid after someone suffers an injury. This app could be a lifesaver if someone at the scene of the crash needs first aid before help arrives. Be sure to also have a first aid kit in your car so you can make use of the information in this app when needed.
AAA and Honk
For those who have AAA, their mobile app will allow you to request a tow truck or other roadside assistance within seconds after a crash, and the app will notify loved ones of your location. The app will also provide other valuable information, such as the locations of nearby hotels, gas prices, and more.
For those who do not have AAA and want something a little better than the roadside assistance that insurance companies typically offer, Honk is a good alternative. There are thousands of tow trucks throughout the country that are registered with Honk, which provides users with 24/7 coverage just about anywhere they go.
Clearly you do not need every one of these apps as some of them are redundant or may not apply to you. Do your own research and choose the ones that will work best for you. Having smartphone apps that will notify loved ones, document the accident as it unfolds, help you find medical help, and compile a report of what happened will allow you to drive with peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible to protect yourself in the event of a crash.
Obtain Experienced Legal Help After the Accident
After your crash and after you have received medical care, M. Adam Jones & Associates is here to help you with your legal claim. Get in touch with us at your earliest convenience to set up your free, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.
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206 N. Lena St.
Dothan, AL 36303