Each year, thousands of people in Missouri are involved in car accidents across the state. Often, the accident is caused by distracted driving, driver errors, or other factors like driving while intoxicated or aggressive driving.
Regardless of the cause, these accidents have consequences ranging from property damage to severe injuries or even death. Because car crashes can happen, it is important for drivers to be prepared just in case. Even if you are an extremely cautious and safe driver, there is no accounting for the behavior of others on the road.
Fortunately, smartphones have become extremely practical lifelines for people who find themselves in emergency situations, and a car accident is one of them. App developers have created helpful smartphone apps for iOS and Android that can be of great assistance if you ever find yourself involved in a car accident. These apps can help you get emergency assistance, collect accident data, and organize an accident report in the immediate and often-confusing aftermath of an accident.
Some apps to consider include:
- SOSmart (iOS, Android) – This app can detect when a crash occurs by using your phone’s built-in GPS and accelerometer. It will immediately reach out to emergency contacts that you have selected beforehand and let them know that you’ve been in an accident. It will display directions to the nearest hospitals if you need medical attention. The app can be manually enabled or can be set to activate as soon as you begin driving.
- iWrecked (iOS, Android) – The iWrecked app is a simple but practical application that stores information about your vehicle and keeps your emergency contacts handy in the event of a collision. You can use it to call your emergency contacts, keep a log of accident details, and quickly locate the nearest towing company.
- CamOnRoad (iOS, Android) – When you need proof of what happened during an accident, there are few things as convincing as having a video of the events that unfolded. The CamOnRoad app turns your smartphone into a dashboard camera that comes complete with GPS pinning of the location of the collision.
- Car Accident Report (iOS) and Help I Crashed My Car (Android) – These two apps function on different platforms, but both aim to help you complete an accident report immediately following a collision. You can use the apps to take down essential information, store photos of the accident, and other important steps that need to be followed if you’ve been in a wreck.
The best thing about these apps is that most of them allow you to preload them with the critical information you’ll need in the event of a crash. You can have your contacts, information, and vehicle details ready to go if you have been involved in a crash.
While the use of such apps is a good idea if you are ever involved in an accident, it is important to remember that you should never use your phone while driving. Far too many people on the road are so connected to their phones that they refuse to stop using them while driving. Serious accidents often occur as a result. While mobile phone apps can be entertaining and useful, there is no reason to use them while driving.
If you are involved in an accident, apps like the ones mentioned above can help you in the immediate aftermath. You may be in shock or confused after a sudden and traumatic event like a crash, so helpful applications that remind you of the steps you need to follow can be of enormous benefit.
Help for People Hurt in Missouri Car Accidents
If you are seriously hurt in a collision, the most important thing to do is to seek immediate medical attention. Property damage and other concerns can wait. Your health and the immediate treatment of others who are hurt in a crash must come first.
The effects of accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, can be long-lasting and may be permanent. If the accident occurred through the fault of another driver, you should not have to deal with the physical and financial burdens that this accident created for you. An experienced car accident attorney may be able to help you recover fair and rightful compensation to help you move on with your life after the crash.
With more than 35 years of experience helping injured people in St. Louis and across Missouri, the legal team at The Bruning Law Firm is prepared to help you if you have been hurt in an accident. We have an outstanding reputation, earned through exceptional service and results both in and out of the courtroom. We aim to provide the personal attention that our clients need while working to deliver the victory and justice that they deserve.
If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by a reckless or negligent driver, you do not have to suffer alone. We are here to help you rebuild your life and fight for the compensation you need to do so.
Contact our team of knowledgeable, professional personal injury lawyers by phone, chat with us live on our website, or fill out a contact form to get in touch with us today. We live and work by our firm’s motto: The Results You Need. The Service You Deserve. We are ready to prove that to you by helping you with your case.