Drone Assisted Accident Reconstruction

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VEAR takes pride in keeping on the cutting edge of accident reconstruction technology. We invest in the most up to date software from vehicle manufacturers, the FARO Focus 3D X 330 for 3D laser scanning, and now VEAR announces a drone fleet for aerial photography and 3D computerized environment production.

Certification

Commercial drone flight requires FAA certification. VEAR’s Gary Johnson and Jeff Standridge have recently attained their certification and are fully approved commercial drone pilots!

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Drone Advantage

Drones allow VEAR to get and share a bird’s eye view of the crash scene. It’s especially helpful in areas where visibility is low on the ground, curvy roads, steep slopes, on bridges, and to capture views of the scene from a different perspective. 

In addition to being impressive visually in the courtroom, the additional points of data are helpful in reconstructing the facts of the crash being investigated.  VEAR’s fleet of drones are specially equipped with high resolution digital cameras and GPS enabled flight plan controls. They can hover and capture detailed images from great heights and nearby existing structures.  These images can then be used to produce a 3D computerized environment of the crash scene that can be viewed and shared online without special programs. 
 
Engage VEAR with your next crash case to see the drone program in action. Be sure to congratulate our new pilots next time you see them!

VEAR Experts Make Huge Difference in Settlement Amount

At VEAR, we love to hear when our efforts make a difference in the outcomes of cases.  This happened recently and our attorney client sent us a letter to let us know how things turned out:

Dear VEAR team,

Your assistance in the recent case we worked on together resulted in a dramatic conclusion that would not have been possible without the clear picture of events revealed by your data analysis.

The accident caused Ms. Smith $500K in medical debt and $800K in other damages and lost wages with a total claim of $1.3M. Based on the visual evidence at the conclusion of the crash, one might find her claims reasonable and find her to have no fault in the event.

VEAR’s expert, Preston Scarber, was prepared to testify to the findings of his data download of the vehicle event data recorder.  The recorder data demonstrated Ms. Smith was drgavel-clipartiving at nearly twice the speed limit seconds before impact.  This revealed the actual events that led to the impact which exonerated my client.

With such information on hand, Ms. Smith’s attorney accepted a settlement of a token to cease further litigation – a far cry for the initial proposal.  I wanted you to know that your work on this case made a significant difference.  We appreciate your assistance and look forward to working with you in future cases.

Thanks,

Attorney Rob Mink, PLLC

Gary Johnson Presents CE Course

The Alabama Association of Claims Professionals has invited Gary Johnson, of VEAR, Inc., to present a CE course at their June meeting.  The course is titleGary M Johnson Presents CE Course on Accident Reconstructiond, Accident Reconstruction Technology and Legislative Update.

The June Meeting will be held at the Hoover Country Club at noon THIS Thursday June 23rd. Lunch will be provided and the cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP today to info@alclaims.org.

The Alabama Association of Claims Professionals‘s purpose is to provide a forum for all kinds of professionals that interact with insurance claims to connect and develop friendships as well as their skill sets.  Insurance adjusters, agents, attorneys, restoration professionals, and others who serve the industry are welcome!

The course is approved for 1 hour credit by the State of Alabama Department of Insurance.  One hour of Continuing Legal Education credit is pending approval from the Alabama Bar.  It will cover the latest developments in Accident Reconstruction technology, specifically the information and evidence that can be acquired from event data recorders and cutting edge imaging tools that can visually reconstruct crashed vehicles to enhance the evidence observation experience for all stakeholders.

 

Ribbon-Cutting In Review

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President of both VEAR and Vista Engineering, Dr. Raymond Thompson, cut the ceremonial ribbon on Thursday February 25th 2016 to celebrate the official opening of the new Homewood headquarters, laboratory and offices at 130 Citation Court. Everyone at both companies was very happy to share food, drinks, and information about their work and capabilities with so many folks.

Both Chambers of Commerce from Homewood and Hoover attended and shared in facilitating the Ribbon-Cutting. Innovation Depot neighbor tenants, clients, and vendor partners were in attendance along with family and friends of our engineers and staff. Vista and VEAR were honored to host the many who came and received tours of the facility. Guests were able to view demonstrations of 3D-WRECS vehicle manipulation and see 3D crash models. Many enjoyed seeing the Scanning Electron Microscope, Diamond Reactor, and Lab Facilities.

The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was a remarkable day for Vista and VEAR teams and guests. Most important, the new workplace is expected to inspire the teams working here, bringing great energy to the organization, and continuously bring high-quality products and services to their clients.

Take a look at our Photo Album to see how much fun everyone had, and take a look at the new building if you weren’t able to come!