It’s summertime and that means many people are on the road for vacations and other trips. Now the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is offering a new smartphone app in the event of a car accident, The State reports.

The app, WreckCheck, offers tools and tips for drivers to use after a collision. Many of the tips focus on what people should and shouldn’t do after a wreck. This includes guidance on the type of information not to share with other drivers.

One example involves driver’s licenses. The app cautions users not to allow other drivers to copy or photograph their licenses under any circumstance. Exchanged information should be limited to insurance cards and telephone numbers. Individual drivers do not need to have all of the information that is routinely given to a police officer. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners says that sharing driver’s licenses after an accident raises a risk of identity theft.

The app was developed in August 2012, but the South Carolina Department of Insurance started promoting it to drivers before this year’s July 4th holiday, one of the heaviest traffic periods of the year.

Need Legal Help?

Car accidents can take place without any warning. But a driver who isn’t paying attention or doesn’t follow the rules of the road increases the chances that a crash may occur. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a South Carolina automobile accident because of somebody else’s negligence, contact our South Carolina personal injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm.

Whether you need guidance on accidents involving distracted drivers, reckless driving or some other type of vehicle collision, call (877) 941-2615 or use our online form so our attorneys can offer you advice about your rights.

About the Author

Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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