Cell Phones Cause Accidents but Can They Also Help in One?
We live in an age where the odds are high that you have your cell phone–and, therefore, a camera–no matter where you are headed. Cell phones are a common cause of accidents, but can also help in one. Not only is your cellphone a quick link to law enforcement, it is also critical in documenting an accident scene.
Cell Phones and Selfies
Selfies are endlessly mocked in the media, but they are actually very useful following a car accident. In fact, following a car accident, selfies allow you to:
- Keep a visual record of any collateral damage.
- Document your injuries.
- Record your thoughts and feelings immediately after the accident.
However, unlike a traditional selfie, photos and videos taken at the scene of an accident should be kept off of social media platforms. Resist sharing information of what happened with friends or family, or risk the information being used against you by insurance companies.
Make sure to visit our Wisconsin Car Accidents Information Page for information, tips and advice on what to do after you have been involved in a car accident. Your recovery is greatly impacted by what you choose to do or not do immediately after your accident so it is crucial that you stay informed.