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How Your Smartphone Can Help After A Nashville Car Accident

by Whitfield Bryson & Mason | Personal Injury | Share

Nearly everyone has a smartphone. These incredibly helpful devices have a nearly endless number of uses, and while using them when driving is incredibly dangerous, these devices can be great assets in the event of a Nashville car accident. Because we never know when we will be involved in a car wreck, it’s important to be prepared.

What To Do After A Car Wreck

The most obvious benefit of having a cell phone after an accident is that you can immediately call for help. This may not seem like a big deal, but in severe accidents, minutes or even seconds can make the difference between life and death. Many smartphones also have GPS capabilities, meaning victims can direct first responders to their exact location.

In addition to helping the injured after a car accident, smartphones can also be extremely helpful by documenting the scene. The parties involved can easily collect information by taking photos of driver’s licenses and insurance cards. The uninjured parties or helpful passersby can also take photos and videos of the vehicles involved in the accident and the damages, which can greatly help insurance companies understand what happened and determine liability.

Many insurance providers now have applications (or apps) for their customers to utilize on their smartphones after car accidents. These apps allow policyholders to begin filing insurance claims, upload photos and videos, draw out accident scenes, and more. All of these things help speed up the claims process so property damage victims can be back on the road as soon as possible.

You May Need To Call A Nashville Attorney

While many accidents are just that, an accident, others are more complicated and might need the help of a Nashville attorney. If one or more parties involved in the accident was distracted when driving, driving under the influence, or engaged in other reckless driving behaviors such as speeding or running red lights, going through the claims process without an attorney would be unwise. After serious motor vehicle accidents, many insurance companies offer lowball settlements, but a Nashville car accident lawyer can help you obtain the most compensation possible in an effort to cover the full cost of the accident.

Contact Our Nashville Car Accident Attorneys For A Free Consultation

If you or someone you love was injured in a car wreck, call the Nashville car accident attorneys at Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP. We offer free, no obligation consultations, so you can meet with us, learn your legal options, and decide whether or not you want to pursue a lawsuit. If you do want to pursue a lawsuit, we can help make sure your interests are protected so you can focus on recovery.

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