Accident Investigation in the Age of Technology
Following an accident, independent investigators are called to examine and/or to reconstruct the scene. These investigators, often engineers, automotive technologists, law enforcement officers, and other technical specialists, are hired by insurance companies, corporations, and their defense attorneys to analyze the cause of an accident to determine liability and financial responsibility. To combat the efforts of these high-powered defendants we must perform our own investigation.
When investigating an accident we look for what, if any, negligent action took place in order to document and prove our client’s claim. Sadly many law firms have traditionally been reticent to incorporate technology into this practice. When performing an investigation some lawyers simply walk around the scene taking grainy, unprofessional photographs on their cell phone. Such presentation in Court is outdated and ineffective. Stampone Law believes extraordinary results require creative thinking. We welcome the integration of technology and view it as a critical enabler of success. Enter DroneOne Aerial Technology.
Stampone Law’s Secret Weapon: The DJI Inspire 1 from DroneOne Aerial Technology
Stampone Law has strategically partnered with a company on the cutting-edge of drone technology to assist us in our pursuit of the truth in our client’s cases. DroneOne Aerial Technology’s use of the DJI Inspire 1 Pro allows for effective aerial video and photographic documentation of accident and crime scenes as well as the ability to search for evidence in previously inaccessible areas. It has proven especially valuable when investigating accidents occurring in remote areas such as boating and waverunner accidents in the back bays of the Jersey Shore, skiing accidents in the Pocono Mountains, or construction accidents which may have occurred many floors above ground level. More typical use includes gathering aerial views of busy highways following an auto accident or illustrating altitude in falls from heights in construction cases.
The drone-collected images and videos from DroneOne’s aerial investigation are compiled into a presentation displaying viewpoints of evidence such as post-impact distance, direction of travel, and pre-accident skid marks. This sophisticated data impacts a judge, jury, or insurance adjuster by putting them at the accident scene in a way few are capable of. Through DroneOne, high level producers are employed who can provide editing services which produce high quality presentations that will leave a lasting impression on the judge, jury, and both sides of the case.
Features and Capabilities of DroneOne Aerial Technology
DroneOne uses state-of-the-art drone technology including their workhorse, the DJI Inspire 1. This drone’s top-quality propellers and motor performance provide a tremendous sense of control. It includes a professional 4K camera and 3-axis stabilization gimbal and live wireless HD video streaming capabilities.
To ensure the highest quality data, all DroneOne flights are coordinated by their chief pilot, Stephen Zamulinsky. Stephen, an FAA Certified Sport Pilot, is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science and Aeronautical Engineering.
Our strategic partnership with DroneOne gives us a technical advantage few firms currently employ.
*Joseph P. Stampone, Managing Shareholder of Stampone Law, is also the Chief Executive Officer of DroneOne Aerial Technology. The protection of a client-lawyer relationship does not exist with respect to services provided by DroneOne, which are non-legal in nature.