The new ‘Accident App’ from Croftons Solicitors is designed to improve evidence gathering and provide easy access to experienced personal injury lawyers.
The Manchester-based lawyers appointed digital agency, 3 Sheep to develop the ‘App’ with support from a Government backed innovation scheme.
Croftons managing partner Simon Leighton said: “The Accident App uses modern-day technology to deal with old issues around claims evidence. It is the perfect channel for data capture because accidents tend to happen when you are on the move and these days people tend not to move without their mobile phone. “Once they’ve got the story down, users can then consider what to do with it, including the opportunity to forward the information to us for a quick and informed assessment of the claim.”
The Accident App allows users to record the immediate details of an incident with photographs, words or recorded statements. Geolocation (GPS) technology automatically pin-points the location of the incident, the camera can take photos of the scene and any damage or injuries caused, while the voice recorder can log eyewitness accounts. Users are also provided with practical guidance in an instant, with on screen prompts, so that only relevant information is captured.
Leighton again: “iPhone technology is rapidly growing - 6 million iPhones already sold in the UK and 9.5 million forecasted by 2015. We are also looking at making the App available on other smartphones and portable devices, and we’re already working on developments and added features.”