“WreckCheck” Application To Help Aid After Auto Accidents

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in ,

Technology is amazing nowadays and it seems like they have an application for absolutely everything. One useful application I found was a mobile app that actually aids consumers after an auto accident. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) found in a survey that many accident victims are often confused about what steps to take and what information to give following an accident. In the moment of an accident we all know it is difficult to think fast on what exactly to do.

The survey revealed consumers uncertainty about when to call the police or what personal information to exchange with the other driver after an accident. I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who are always uncertain while in the moment of an accident.

Almost 40% of consumers shared they would be inclined to share their driver’s license number. 25% of consumers said they would be comfortable sharing their home address. However, The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says that consumers should shy away from giving out additional personal information, such as driver’s license number and home address because it can put their safety and privacy at risk.

NAIC created an application for phones called “WreckCheck”, to help consumers deal with the aftermath of an auto accident. The application is downloadable for iPhone and Android smartphones. It provides an easy step by step process to creating your own accident report. Tips included in the application are; photography, how to ensure safety, and documentation of information for filling out insurance claims. The final step actually allows consumers to send a complete accident report via email to their insurance agent and also to their own email addresses. It is simple and quick to use. The WreckCheck application will take the guesswork out of what information to get following a car accident. It is better to be safe rather than sorry!

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  1. I haven’t heard of that app yet, but could be very useful for many individuals. I would also shy away from sharing personal information after an accident, such as my drivers license number or my address. They will get my policy number and other information until I am told otherwise. I will give the rest of the information to law enforcement if needed.

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