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New App Takes Guesswork Out Of Auto Accidents

March 20, 2013
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Automobile accidents happen every day, all over the country, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 5 million wrecks occur every year. However, according to a 2012 survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), many Americans don’t know what steps to take or what basic information to share after an accident.

To help remove the guesswork after an accident and keep your personal information from getting in the wrong hands, Georgia's Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens recommends a new free mobile app for Georgians. Created by the NAIC, the WreckCheck app is designed to give smartphone users the basic steps of information sharing after an accident.

The new WreckCheck mobile application from the NAIC outlines what to do immediately following an auto accident and takes users through a step-by-step process to create their own accident report. It also provides tips for staying calm, safe and smart on the road, and makes it easy to capture photos and document the necessary information to file an insurance claim. Additionally, the app lets users email a completed accident report directly to themselves and their insurance agents. The app is free and available for both iPhone® and Android® smartphone users.

Drivers can visit InsureUOnline.org for additional information about what to do following an auto accident. You can also find a downloadable accident checklist, WreckCheck user guide, video demo and other materials to help consumers protect themselves after an accident.