Motor accident victims will be able to capture key information they need at the scene more easily from Friday thanks to a new iPhone app.
The iAccident app will allow genuine victims to record information they need to validate their own claim forcar insurance and protect against fraudsters.
The free app has GPS functionality, which allows the user to accurately record the time and location of the accident, with images also geo-location stamped.
Once the information is captured users can send it to the iAccident database directly from their phone.
They then have the option of forwarding the report to their solicitor, which could cost £25 plus VAT in administration fees, or iAccident can deal with it on their behalf.
The app will initially be launched under the iAccident brand but it will also be available on a white label basis to allow providers to apply their own branding and distribute it.
Roland Maguire, director of iAccident, said: "We believe that, if enough consumers use iAccident, we can start controlling insurance costs. In time, we would like to see insurance companies respond by decreasing the cost of premiums."
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