Car accidents can happen in a flash; one second you are driving to work and the next you are pulled over on the side of the road with a couple of broken taillights, a bent bumper, and maybe a few bumps and bruises. When someone is not paying attention, car accidents happen quickly. Our short-term memory isn’t always reliable to store the information we need to document a Mesa car accident.
Thankfully, there are apps for that!
The digital world has expanded and allowed for drivers to snap pictures quickly and easily, document accident details, sync with your phone to contact your insurance company, log your emergency contacts, call for a quick tow, and record any necessary information on the spot before the details are lost in the frantic atmosphere after a crash.
We have compiled a list of some of our favorite apps that will help you in Mesa and across the country in the event of a car accident or fender bender.
AAA Roadside (Android/iPhone) – Download this roadside assistance app, and it will become your savior in the event you are in a crash and need a tow. The roadside app from AAA is easy to download to your smartphone and can be pulled up for assistance after an accident has occurred. Instead of fumbling around for your card and call, use the app to quickly call a roadside specialist, get your car towed to your local mechanic, and be on your way.
Help I Crashed My Car (Android) – This is an Android user app that effectively allows the driver involved in a collision to contact emergency services and gives a detailed checklist of what to do in the event of a car crash. The provided checklist is helpful if the driver is feeling overwhelmed, disheveled, and unsure where to start. In addition to the checklist and emergency calling capability, Help I Crashed My Car allows the user to pre-load information before an accident takes place. Enter your contact information, emergency contact person(s), vehicle information, and even insurance information for easy access to the information necessary after a crash.
Car Accident Report (iPhone) – This iPhone user's app is hardwired with the capability to sync with your iPhone and snap pictures of the damage to your car and any pictures that might be important at the scene. Similar to Help I Crashed My Car, Car Accident Report allows users to pre-load emergency contact information, personal data, vehicle information, insurance information and offers a checklist for users. Even better, GPS capabilities allow emergency personnel to be contacted to locate you in the event you are incapable of removing yourself from the car or unable to call emergency services.
Vehicle insurance apps (Android/iPhone) – Car insurance companies haven’t been left in the dust as mobile apps have surfaced for businesses and clients alike. In fact, most major insurance companies offer apps for their customers to snap photos, document details, and send the information directly to an agent after a crash. This feature for insurance customers is that it leaves out any potential confusion after you’ve been involved in a wreck, making claims easy to make and move forward from.
SOSmart – Load your emergency contact information into this app to help you in the event of a car crash or other roadside incident. Hit the panic button on your smartphone, and it will access your emergency contacts. The app’s panic button is intuitive prompt them to call emergency services in the event you or a passenger is incapable of dialing out for help. SOSmart is an easy-to-use app that also tracks nearby hospitals and suggests the best possible route for the user to take.
Whether you are hitting the road for a cross-country tour for the summer or simply riding with friends to take a road trip, these apps make it easy to stay safe while driving in Arizona and elsewhere in the United States. If you find yourself in need of an accident attorney in Mesa, call the lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience Law Firm to represent you in your case and get you back on your feet in no time. Contact us for a FREE case evaluation of your Mesa-area accident!