Car Accident – Your Phone Can Help
It just happens. You’re having a great morning on your way to work when suddenly out of nowhere someone hits you with their car. This can be very frightening and upsetting for most people because they do not know what to do, since it is their first ever car accident. It can be very stressful especially if the other party is not compliant and is giving you a hard time accusing you of being at fault.
Without any witnesses, it is just your word against someone else’s. Thankfully today we live in a time where 99% of people carry a cell phone. What is so great about a cell phone you ask? Well lucky enough for you, your cell phone will most likely be equipped with a built-in camera and can take pictures as well as record videos. This can save you in a lot of situations where a party is trying to assign you for being at fault. With your cell phone camera, you can take pictures of the persons license plate as well as the damages to their and your car. This also ensures that someone won’t hit you and run away leaving you with nothing to pursue otherwise known as a “hit and run”. Your phone can also protect you for if the other party becomes violent, you can record them for your safety as well.
If you are ever in a car accident the steps you should take consist of different steps
Steps following an accident
Step 1. Call the police and report it
Step 2. Take photos and video of the damages as well as the other parties license plate and surroundings of the area
Step 3. Do not leave the scene
Step 4. Exchange insurance information between both parties
Step 5. Wait for the police to arrive
Step 6. Call Tim Misny
It is important to always know that when you are in a car accident, do not panic and follow these appropriate steps. This will save you much time and hassle especially when pursuing the accident scene after the fact. Car accidents can be a horrible thing in which case you need professional help!
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact my office immediately. As your Ohio car accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.