In the old days, a car accident often came down to your word against the other driver’s, unless of course, you had a credible witness or a camera. Of course, if you could talk the other driver into waiting around for half an hour while you run home to get your camera and come back to take the pictures that prove that the whole thing was his fault, you would be fine, too. Nowadays, things are quite a bit easier.
Just about everybody carries a cell phone these days, and just about every cell phone has a camera.This is great news, since the National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommends in their consumers guide that one of the first things you should do when you’re involved in an accident is to take a picture of the accident scene. Obviously, with a cell phone, that’s pretty easy. If you’re really good, you can take a picture and text it to your insurance agent instantly. Even if your tech savvy is limited to taking the picture and having your kid print it when you get home, using your phone to take a photo when you’re in a car accident is always a good idea.