These days, almost everyone carries a cell phone or a smartphone with them daily. And, although victims often think to use their phones to call for help after an Orange County motorcycle accident, your phone may be even more useful than you think in protecting you and your legal rights.
Using Your Phone to Protect Your Legal Rights after a Motorcycle Accident
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, here are some creative and useful ways to use your mobile phone at the scene:
- Getting help. You should, of course, use your phone to call an ambulance and the police as the very first step. Additionally, web-enabled smartphones also allow you to research, find, and contact Orange County motorcycle accident attorneys who can respond to you immediately and help you protect your legal rights.
- Taking pictures. The built-in camera that comes with many phones can be one of the most important tools to have with you after a motorcycle accident. If you are able, try to take pictures of the scene, the vehicles involved, your injuries, and any other important factors.
- Taking notes. If you have the capability on your phone to jot down notes or record audio, you can use these features to document statements and contact information from witnesses and others at the scene. Additionally, you can start taking notes about what happened while the details are still fresh in your mind.
Many times, the success of a personal injury lawsuit settlement after a motorcycle accident really comes down to how well the victim has documented what happened. If you need help in the aftermath of an Orange County motorcycle accident, please reach out to us today.
The Orange County motorcycle accident lawyers with Russell & Lazarus can help you investigate and document a motorcycle accident, and we can help you review your options and decide how to proceed. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please give us a call at 1-(949) 851-0222 or fill out the short online contact form on this page.