A lawyer in Brooklyn has created an app that lets cyclists involved in collisions quickly gather the necessary information needed to support them in a court case. Daniel Flanzig’s “Bike Crash Kit” includes recording features that allow the user to film the scene, take witness accounts, quickly sketch the accident and compile all the necessary information in a manner more organized than just scribbling on the nearest piece of paper — before the adrenaline wears off.
“Normally a rider involved in such a violent and traumatic incident can’t think clearly,” said Flanzig, a personal injury lawyer. “With the app they can just follow the guide.”
Flanzig — who said most of the 400 users who have downloaded his app are from Brooklyn — partnered with a tech specialist to work on the idea after encountering clients who scribbled notes on paper or were already using evidence collected via smartphones in the aftermath of crashes. Released in July, the app has been downloaded by over 400 people, mainly in the Brooklyn area and can be purchased in the itunes store here.