We live in a world of constant technology. It’s been said that there are over 700,000 apps available for download, and many of them are free. With resources and tools like convenient apps at our very fingertips for using on our cell phones, it’s no wonder we are able to accomplish as much as we can during the course of the day. We have apps for note taking, recordings, weather predictions, exercise, eating and more. When it comes to a personal injury investigation, some of these apps can come in handy, as well, particularly if you need to have recollections on hand about your motor vehicle accident when you meet with your attorney for the first time to discuss your case.
Whether you make use of a Smartphone or a tablet, having some tools installed may help you if you are involved in an accident. Here are some savvy ones that are worth exploring:
- Flashlight app. If you’re involved in an accident at night, you may need a flashlight to help you see items you need to find, or where you are in your surroundings, or find a road that will lead you to safer conditions.
- Notepad: Many phones and tablets come preinstalled with some type of notetaking application that you can use for free-hand notes. This will come in handy to help you record some details and might be quicker than using a keyboard to write the details.
- Voice-activated app. Be sure you have one that saves the recordings; you may need to talk to witnesses or record your own thoughts. Find out how much room there is to save your recordings.
- Camera. It goes without saying why a camera is a handy app, and is probably the app we use most often. Taking pictures of every detail ensures that your accident is well-documented. Many Smartphones have cameras that over-perform and trump the features on our digital cameras.
We should never try to serve as our own attorney for a personal injury case, since many factors come into play and always involve another party. But, we can make use of some helpful tools that put current information right at our fingertips during a time when we may need it the most. If you have been injured in an accident and are ready to meet with an attorney, be sure to put some thoughts and tools together in preparation for a productive counseling session.