http://nashville.injuryboard.com/motor-vehicle-accidents/google-earth-for-auto-accidents.phpMy fellow personal injury law blogger, Ray Runyon, in Nashville, Tennessee, provides a great idea for personal injury attorneys (and their clients) in his blog today.
Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ allows a user to input an address anywhere in the world and then “zoom in” to get a closer view and a real photograph of an accident scene. It can also be used, like Mapquest, to get directions.
This service is free, so the cost of obtaining an aerial photograph, even for a small case, is no longer an issue.
We’ll be using those here at my firm in our next arbitration… Who, after all, would question the admissibility of anything Google?
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.