Thousands of people find themselves involved in a car accident each year. Whether at fault or not, the ordeal can be stressful, heartbreaking and financially challenging. However, a camera-equipped smart phone may be used as a tool to relieve some of the stress of dealing with the insurance and legal aspects of your traffic accident.

Your first priority when involved in an accident is to verify the safety of all drivers and passengers involved. Check that everyone in your car is safe, then check to see if people in the other car need emergency medical assistance. Next, call the police to report the accident.

While waiting for the police to arrive, a cellular phone camera can be used to snap photographs of the crash scene. These pictures could prove vital in recovering financial damages and determining legal accountability. Photograph damage to the vehicles involved, as well as traffic signaling devices and the area around the collision.

Many smart phones also feature a voice recorder–this application can prove indispensable in recording specific details which may be of great importance later. Record your verbal recollection of the events leading up to, during and after the accident. Many details of an accident can be very difficult to recall days after a crash.

Remember to contact an attorney before discussing details of your accident with an insurance company. A car accident lawyer works for you and protects your interests, ensuring the best possible legal and financial outcome for you. The experienced attorneys at Canan Law work diligently to secure a just and favorable result for every client.