7 Reasons Your Cell Phone is an Important Tool in a Personal Injury Case
After suffering a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important to carefully plan your next steps. With proper planning you will increase your chances of winning your personal injury claim. Additionally you will set yourself up to receive the compensation you deserve.
When it comes to backing up your claim, your cell phone can be an invaluable tool. Your cell phone can be used to collect evidence, take notes, contact your personal injury attorney, and more.
Here are seven reasons why your cell phone is an important tool in your case.
How Your Cell Phone Impacts Your Personal Injury Case
If you’ve recently filed an injury claim, here are seven ways your cell phone can impact the outcome of your case.
1. Taking Notes
Unfortunately, personal injury cases can take quite a while to resolve depending on the circumstances. The longer it takes to resolve your claim, the more likely you are to forget important details about the accident.
Using your cell phone to take notes about what happened, such as what lead to the accident, what injuries you suffered, etc., is a great way to ensure you don’t omit any important details from your claim.
2. Calling for Medical Attention
After suffering a personal injury, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. By calling for medical attention, you can receive help for your injuries. Additionally you will create a record of the injuries you suffered as a result of the accident.
3. Collecting Witness Information
If you are hurt in an accident that occurred in a public place, collecting witness information can help you back up your claim. Use your cell phone to take down witness names, phone numbers, and other contact information.
4. Taking Pictures of the Scene
Taking pictures at the scene of an accident is a great way to defend yourself. This evidence can prove that you are not to blame for your injuries. Make sure your location services are turned on so that all pictures record the time, date, and location of the pictures.
Take multiple pictures of the entire accident scene, the damages that were caused, and any other evidence that may back up your claim (e.g. street signs, traffic signals, etc.)
5. Social Media
Social media can be used against you to disprove your claims in a personal injury case. While it is important to always be honest during a PI case, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to protect your image. Don’t post any details about the accident online, and be cognizant of what you are posting on you social media channels.
6. Video Evidence
In addition to taking pictures, videos can be a great tool to show additional details that may not be easily captured in pictures. However, you should resist narrating over the video, and don’t make witnesses give statements on camera unless they agree to do so.
7. Contacting Your Personal Injury Attorney
Your personal injury attorney should be your primary source of advice and counsel when it comes to navigating a PI case. If you don’t need immediate medical attention, you can call your attorney following an accident. Additionally your attorney can guide you on the appropriate steps to take for your case.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Your cell phone is an important tool in your personal injury case. The best thing you can do to increase your chances of winning your case is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
At B|B Law Group, our experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping our clients build the strongest case possible to back up their claims.
Contact us today to consult with one of our attorneys and learn more about our team and our process.
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