Three Ways Technology Is Being Used to Streamline Legal and Claim Proceedings

Cell phones and mobile device technology. While it can be easy to dismiss these as gadgets used solely for posting pictures online to share with all of your friends and looking for discounts on the Groupon Coupons page for Children's Place, technologies such as these are playing a huge part in how legal proceedings occur.

The perfect example is a car accident where both drivers are adamant that they were not the party at fault. These types of claims can often bog down the court system as multiple parties continue to argue their innocence.

Traditionally, this came down to a police officer attending the site and providing their decision. However, technology now allows for a much more thorough decision with these three technologies.


Firstly, many insurance companies provide mobile apps which allow drivers to lodge claims using the cell phone. However, these apps also include the ability to not only take photos to attach to the claim, but also includes instructions and examples of the types of pictures to take to allow a thorough assessment.

This can be a difficult position for insurance companies in the event that they deny a claim. If the reason used relates to pictures taken using the claim service, it can easy for the driver to claim bias as they would have taken photos as directed.


Secondly are dashcams. You usually see the video footage online when somebody is broadcasting a crime. However, the inclusion of such objects in modern cars and easily upgrades older models means an additional piece of evidence. Dashcams have provided closure for countless amounts of legal cases involving car accidents as they provide unbiased coverage of the event.

Onboard Diagnostics

Most electric cars include onboard computers to operate assisted driving features. These computers are also recording every single engine and driver detail in real time and storing this information. In the event of an accident, this information can be exported from a vehicle’s onboard computer and used to provide evidence of a vehicle's exact placement on the road along with the steps the driver took during the accident.

While it can seem insignificant, used separate or combined, these three technologies are having a tremendous impact on legal proceedings, including instances of insurance fraud. If you are studying law or are looking for alternative methods to seek evidence, consider the technological items present at the scene and use them to your advantage.

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