LONGVIEW, Texas & HOUSTON--(Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm (The Sloan Firm, www.SloanFirm.com) has introduced a free safety, accident and injury mobile app for iOS and Android smartphone and tablet platforms. The Sloan Firm’s Injury App, which can be downloaded by accessing www.texasinjuryapp.com, equips teen and experienced drivers, passengers, workers at job sites, witnesses and first responders with a variety of helpful tools.)--
“We recommend that parents and educators encourage teen drivers especially to download the Texas Injury App since statistics indicate that a high percentage of teens have accidents in their first month of being a licensed driver”
The Sloan Firm is working with developers to create a Spanish-language version of the app, which is expected to be released this spring.
Features of The Texas Injury App include, but are not limited to:
- Listings of medical information and records (for sharing information about health conditions, medications, past surgeries, and allergies);
- Emergency medical information accessible through the “My ICE” icon. ICE stands for "In Case of Emergency" and alerts emergency personnel to important medical information in the event of an injury. The “My ICE” icon is a universal symbol that is recognized by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and first responders. Having immediate access to critical medical information ensures that EMTs and doctors can provide the best care possible;
- Emergency contact information, which is also accessible by first responders notifying them of the persons that need to be contacted in the event of an injury;
- A Global Positioning Satellite-enabled locator (for finding and reporting remote, obscure, dangerous or unknown locations); and,
- Camera and audio recording for documenting accident scenes and evidence for potential insurance and injury claims (such as skid marks and witness comments).
Laureen F. Bagley, a partner at The Sloan Firm, explained that the Texas Injury App is available throughout Texas. The firm is seeking to reach people of all ages, community and service organizations, educators, law enforcement representatives, and first responders in Texas, with a special focus on the geographic areas of Longview, Tyler, Dallas, Fort Worth, the Houston metropolitan area, southeast Texas and Waco. The Sloan Firm plans to introduce a Spanish language version of the mobile app next month, along with customized safety and injury apps for users in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
“This is an app that we seriously hope people do not need to use. However, if you find yourself in an emergency situation, we would like for you to have it downloaded on your smartphone and readily available. Our Sloan Law Texas Injury App provides a ‘step-by-step’ checklist of what to do in an auto accident or work injury. It guides you through taking photos at the scene and recording statements of those who witnessed the accident. These can be sent directly to The Sloan Firm for one of our attorneys to review or to any law firm of your choosing. Our telephone and Web site chat lines are open 24/7, so anyone can contact us any time night or day from anywhere in Texas to receive free information from our attorneys,” Bagley commented.
“We recommend that parents and educators encourage teen drivers especially to download the Texas Injury App since statistics indicate that a high percentage of teens have accidents in their first month of being a licensed driver,” Bagley added.
According to a fact sheet published by The Center for Disease Control, (www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html), vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens: “In 2010, about 2,700 teens in the United States aged 16 to 19 were killed and almost 282,000 were treated and released from emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes. Young people ages 15-24 represent only 14 percent of the U.S. population; however, they account for 30 percent ($19 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28 percent ($7 billion) of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries among females.”
The Sloan Firm collaborated with Patrick Anderson, chief executive officer of Your Law Firm App (www.yourlawfirmapp.com), to develop the Injury App.
About The Sloan Firm
The Sloan Firm was established in 1980 and now has offices in Longview and Houston, Texas. The Sloan Firm has an impressive track record in negotiations and litigation in its primary practice area of personal injury law with three board-certified attorneys in this practice area, The firm’s attorneys also have extensive experience in commercial law, employment law, product liability, insurance litigation, work place injuries, ERISA, and oil and gas law. The Sloan Firm has successfully litigated on behalf of its clients’ cases involving product defects, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, work injuries, medical malpractice, drunk driving accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, highway defects, burn injuries, premises defect, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and wrongful death.
For more information on The Sloan Firm or its attorneys, please visit www.SloanFirm.com or call toll free at 800-730-0099.
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