A cell phone camera can be essential if you’ve been in an accident. Whether it’s an automobile accident, bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident, your cell phone camera can make it easy to document your accident when you take these important steps.
You should always call 911 and request a police officer respond to the scene. Even if the police do respond to the scene, I recommend obtaining the following information yourself. If you do not have a pen and paper, use your cell phone camera to easily capture this important information.
- The name of the insurance company and policy number for each vehicle involved. Each insurance company has a different format so to make sure you get all the essential information, snap a photo of the insurance certificate.
- The license numbers for each automobile- snap a photo of each automobile license plate.
- Take photos of the vehicles involved and the positions on the street before you move any vehicles.
- Take photos of the damage to all vehicles. Many times people think they only need to get the photo of their own vehicle’s damage. The forensic evidence of the photos of all vehicles can be significant especially if the need for accident reconstruction arises later.
- If a police officer does arrive at the scene, the name of the officer, badge # and the NCIC number for the report. This will allow you to follow-up later with the police department to obtain a copy of the completed report. In this case I do not recommend taking a photo of the police officer- but they often times will provide a written receipt with this information to all parties involved. You can snap a photo of this so that all your information is saved in one place and won’t get misplaced.
Contact the Auto Accident Law Firm of Bice Law
If you have suffered injury from a vehicle accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. We investigate the accident records or scene in order to interview key witnesses and document evidence before it has been destroyed or removed. We’ll review your medical records and evaluate your long-term prognosis to assess the amount of damages that your injury warrants. We’ll determine whether an out-of-court settlement or trial is the best strategy to obtain maximum benefits for you or your family. We serve families across both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling 877-BICE-877 or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a vehicle accident attorney.