After a car accident, it’s natural to feel confused. However, there are important steps that you need to take to protect your legal rights if you’ve been injured. Staying organized at the crash scene can put you in the best possible position to obtain compensation if you need to file an injury claim later. Thanks to today’s smartphone technologies, there are apps for that.
At Recovery Law Center, we encourage all Hawaii residents to be prepared in the event of a car accident. Here are three apps that can help you manage the aftermath of a wreck.
Three Great Apps for Car Wrecks
AxiKit Accident Report App
AxiKit gives you a step-by-step way to gather the information you need to file a traffic accident report. The app works with both Apple and Android devices. AxiKit also gives pointers on what statements to make — and what not to say — as well as tips on what types of photos and evidence can be useful when you file a claim. It also has a voice recording feature so that you don’t have to try to type everything in frantically at the accident scene.
SOSmart is another accident detection and notification app. It can work in either manual mode or automatic mode so that it starts tracking your movements as soon as you begin driving. Using the car’s GPS data and accelerometer, the app will send an emergency notification of your location to a pre-arranged set of your personal contacts. Those contacts can then alert first responders if they are unable to reach you. SOSmart also includes information about the nearest hospitals and how to get there so that you can get medical treatment as quickly as possible.
WreckCheck is a free app that helps you gather vital information that will be necessary if you need to file an insurance claim after a car accident. You can enter your own insurance information into the app ahead of time so that it’s readily available if a crash happens. By following the prompts, the app helps you document the critical details that insurers will need when evaluating a claim for compensation. You can enter data by photo, voice, or text. Although there is a way to submit your accident report directly through the app, it’s a smart idea to share the information with a car accident lawyer first. That way, you can be certain that nothing is shared that could hurt your claim.
Hurt in a Honolulu Car Crash?
Get on the Road to Compensation with Recovery Law Center. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by scheduling a free consultation with Honolulu car accident lawyer Glenn T. Honda. Call or contact Recovery Law Center today to get started.