Although smartphones can be a distraction behind the wheel, they can also be put to good use after a car wreck or truck wreck.
If you’re like the 77 percent of Americans that own a smartphone, according to Pew Research, you are learning to balance having one in the car while striking a balance of safety and security behind the wheel.
In the world of personal injury law, we believe smartphones can also be put to good use after an accident — especially if you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck. “While it’s important to take photos following a semi-truck accident, you should only do so if your health permits it,” says Amy Witherite, Eberstein Witherite co-founder and principal. “If you’re injured in the crash, don’t compromise your well-being or your safety in an effort to take pictures of the scene.”
Here are four reasons why you should use your phone’s camera to take pictures after a tractor-trailer collision: