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iAccident launches smartphone app with 2ergo

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

November 15, 2011 | 2 min read

A new free insurance claims app for iAccident has been built by 2ergo.

The iAccident app enables claimants at the scene of an accident to immediately capture the key information they need both to validate their own legitimate claims and guard against fraudsters, with GPS functionality so that accident data is recorded accurately, with images time stamped and geo-location stamped.

Consumers then submit their reports online directly from their smartphone, being able to choose between having their report forwarded to their own insurer or solicitor or have iAccident deal with it on their behalf.

John Stevens, group managing director of 2ergo, said: “Accidents are obviously stressful for motorists. People are expected to remember and share important details about the incident, while they are in a vulnerable state. Insurance companies often find that key details are taken down incorrectly or omitted altogether. Consumers can now use a free app that make a real difference. If they keep iAccident on their smartphones in case they’re involved in an unfortunate event, it could make all the difference to how their genuine claim proceeds.”

Roland Maguire, director of iAccident, said: “iAccident is designed to put consumers in direct control of their claims and to undermine unscrupulous operators and put them out of business. 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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