Your phone has everything you need—social media to keep up with loved ones, games to kill a bit of free time, and photo apps that blur out those minor imperfections, to name a few. But will your phone help you if you’re involved in a car accident? With a little bit of planning, you can make sure that your phone will help you navigate a crash scene and protect yourself.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, it’s time to find out if you’re entitled to compensation. Let’s sit down and talk. Call Olmstead & Olmstead at 703-361-1555 to set up a consultation now.
Your Insurance Company’s App
You have car insurance, so make sure that it’s easy for you to use. The vast majority of insurance providers now have easy-to-use apps that can save you a lot of time after a car accident. Your app may have your digital insurance card, a list of photos to take after a collision, and an easy way to send photos to your insurance agent. Some apps also have an accident report form you can fill out to capture important details.
Each phone has its own way to mark your emergency contacts. Either way, definitely set up your emergency contacts right away. If you’re involved in an accident and you are unable to communicate with emergency personnel, you’ll want them to be able to contact loved ones. This is especially important if you have children, as you’ll want someone to respond and care for your children while you receive medical attention.
Driver: Dash Cam & Cloud Sync
When you’re involved in an accident, proving the other person’s liability will quickly become a top priority for you. There’s no better way to do that than to provide cut-and-dry evidence. Setting your phone up as a dashcam while you drive is a great way to make the most of your technology. The driver allows you to record the interior and exterior of the car, store video footage in the cloud, and maintain details of each trip. You can even request roadside assistance right from the main app screen.
Time is of the essence when you’re involved in a car crash. You want help on the scene as quickly as possible, especially if you’re seriously injured. Openroad makes that happen. It automatically detects accidents and calls the police after giving you a chance to mark it as a false alarm. You can also set important contacts, and the app will automatically send your location to them if you are in an accident. The app is optimized to avoid draining your battery.
AllsWell is an emergency notification app that lets your emergency contacts know when you are hurt in an accident. The app also has a panic button that you can hit to call emergency personnel automatically. Beyond accident detection, AllsWell can also be useful in other situations. With a subscription, you can set notifications that alert loved ones when your phone does not move for a preset amount of time. This is helpful for elderly or disabled individuals who live alone and may need help if they fall or become injured.
If your car were to be totaled today, would you have a favorite tow shop you could call? Probably not—most people don’t even think about this until an accident happens. With HONK, you can call for an emergency tow, a battery service, a door unlock, or other types of roadside assistance. The app tells you when help will arrive, how much it will cost, and other important details. Not only is this useful after an accident, but it can also save you time and money if your car breaks down or you get a flat tire.
Get the Assistance You Need with Olmstead & Olmstead
When disaster strikes, having the right legal team on your side can make a big difference. Get the help you need after a car accident with Olmstead & Olmstead. Schedule your initial consultation now by calling us at 703-361-1555 or filling out our quick and easy contact form