DPS’s Eye In The Sky: What Does This Mean For You?

March 21, 2019

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has recently enlisted the help of drones
to help them in collision investigations throughout the Valley. The Arizona Department
of Public Safety modeled the drones after their own department aircraft in hopes that
these tiny machines will help conduct investigations, including crashes with personal
injuries, in a faster and more thorough way.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has dozens of drone pilots in training
and hopes to train dozens more. These drones work by creating a Google Maps type
image of the entire car crash scene. That image can be measured, scaled, and GPS
pinned, making information gathered from the drones the most accurate measure of what
truly happened at the scene of the crash. The aerial view also provides detectives with a unique perspective that they would not otherwise have from the ground, making the
investigation substantially more accurate but a lot less expensive than dispatching
helicopters.

How can this help your personal injury case? Well, there is no specific formula to
what makes a personal injury case successful, but there are certain factors that can help or hurt your claim. Police reports, pictures of the scene, and witness statements are all crucial to the success of a personal injury claim. All things considered, it is often difficult for officers to get a clear image of what occurred before they made it on the scene of the crash. These drones are reportedly hundreds of times more detailed than people and
further contribute much more accurate information regarding traffic crashes and other
incidents.

At Torgenson Law, our main priority is to help keep you as safe as possible. If
you or someone you know has been involved in a crash, please call Torgenson Law today
at (602) 759-0012. Call us for your free case review from our committed attorneys. We
are here to help you navigate the complex world of insurance and personal injury claims.