Whether you own an Apple smartphone or an Android smartphone, these small devices which we use daily can play a vital role in the case of a motor vehicle accident. Capable of doing everything from dialing 911 to notifying family members, performing GPS tracking, obtaining contact information from involved parties, and capturing photographs of the accident, a mobile phone can truly save a life and provide important documentation of a crash. Yet it must be noted and emphasized that engaging with a cellular phone while driving to text or make phone calls is ill advised and highly discouraged. Use of cellular devices are to be used after a car accident has occurred.
The first and foremost use for a mobile phone after a crash occurs is to use the phone to dial for help from an emergency service. 911 is typically the most important number to dial during an emergency situation such as a car accident and can also allow ambulances and the fire department to determine if their presence is necessary. A quick dial to emergency personnel can save a life and prevent further injuries by allowing all parties to seek medical attention and law enforcement protection in a shorter amount of time as opposed to not having a cellular device readily available. A cell phone allows all parties to obtain help in a timely manner.