Tuesday, 6. January 2015

Another phone app: AAS Accident Analysis Software

The software is not a tutorial about accident reconstruction. Basic knowledge is required. You should not install the app in case you are not or only partially familiar with the terms in the above screenshots. Any usage of the app makes sense only in case you are familiar with the meaning of the calculated values.

AAS – Accident Analysis Software (module 1 – free edition):

AAS Accident Analysis Software

During a vehicle traffic accident investigation the accident reconstructionist looks upon the spatio-temporal approaches of the involved vehicles. Every object needs a certain time for moving a particular distance at its current velocity. During any vehicle motion, speed, position and time are mathematically interrelated. Doing a collision analysis the expert determines the collision speeds in order to calculate the initial velocity based on the skid marks and traces found in the pre-crash scene with the goal to get the drivers reaction position. In addition the avoidance velocity for the spatial avoidance is calculated.

This program covers the basic kinematic calculations for the accident reconstruction: velocity, distance, time. The app is able to determine the possible processes fundamentally, but also to verify the existing calculations of an expert’s report and recognize the determining factors of the input at its full range. If there is a speed limit to consider or the situation requires a lower velocity than the detectable speed the app automatically calculates the speed for the spatial avoidance. This is a demo version with restricted functions for private and non-commercial use. Using the demo you cannot change the default deceleration values.

Demo available here.

Monday, 29. December 2014

Phone Apps released: Stopping Distance Calculator

Stopping Distance Calculator

The application determines the current velocity of the driving vehicle and calculates the required overall stopping distance, that is needed in a hazardous situation and full braking to slow your vehicle down to a complete stop.

The distance your vehicle needs for a full braking driving the current speed to slow down to a complete stop is called overall stopping distance. The overall stopping distance consists of the reaction pathway and brake path. The program uses predefined and rational values for the deceleration and reaction time that may not always be perfectly suitable for the concrete driving situation. Therefore always drive foresighted and with a speed adjusted to the current traffic situation.

The overall stopping distances are usually much higher than most people expect. For example driving 50 km/h the stopping distance amounts to 25-30 m, driving 100 km/h it is already 80 m. These results are valid for a dry and flat road. Downhill the stopping distance increases, uphill it decreases. Wet, snow-covered or icy roadways increase the overall stopping distance drastically. You can adjust the weather conditions in the application during measurement.

Available for


Installs by now: Some ten thousand …

Tuesday, 28. May 2013

How to fill in the diagram pdf

Once you have generated your diagram you find a field to fill in the closer circumstances of the accident in the Pdf. In order to do so, you must have Adobe Reader installed. You need to update to the latest version (Adobe Reader XI) in case you can’t fill in the fields.

****** Kai ******

Friday, 4. February 2011

Advanced Version 2.0 released in 3 countries

AccidentSketch is no longer just a drawing tool. Our commercial customers missed the option to complete the created graphical information / diagrams with actual photos of the place of the accident and the damaged vehicles. Often an experts report and other documents are necessary for the claim adjustment. All this should be available at one place.

The new Advanced Version has a claims file embedded that integrates all these features.  Besides the diagram of the accident scene the victim can upload photos and every other necessary documents. The user grants the other involved persons access to these documents so that his lawyer for example has fast access from his computer to the diagram and the experts report in order to accelerate the workflow.  Also the initial accident scene diagram can be corrected without changing the original.

Due to the fact that we were very busy installing the pro-versions for our customers quite the time has passed until the public version of AccidentSketch.com was released. So today we are glad to announce that the following 3 advanced language versions are available and published at no charge from now on. The traffic signs are localized now.

accident scene diagrams online

Unfallskizze online

The spanish version croquisaccidente.es will follow soon.

I appreciate your interest.

****** Kai  ******

Monday, 9. August 2010

Accident analysis – Calculation of the impact speeds

For the professionals in the field of traffic accident analysis we provide a very flexible application to calculate the impact velocities in a graphical environment. All parameters are designed object oriented and can be changed using the mouse pointer.

This online application calculates the three conservation principles of classical mechanics: Conservation of linear momentum, energy and angular momentum. This web based application uses these conservation rules to calculate in a graphical environment the impact speeds for the vehicles involved in the collision. The calculation is based on the post-crash velocities, the energy transformed into deformation work and the (change of the) angular velocities of the vehicles.

This application is still under development based on a well known PC software called ‘WinKol’. Description of Winkol in German language.

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Please note: Vehicle are in draft mode for development purposes and will be replaced with hi-res models.

*** Juergen ***

Tuesday, 29. June 2010

Major-Update in July 2010: Full Browser-Support

Full Browser-Support (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, Opera , Safari) including photo and document management.You will be able to embed photos and other documents into your claims file and sketch. Also the depiction that you have drawn will not only be accessible from your computer. You can even send your sketch to others who might copy, add or change it. More information coming soon.

*** Juergen ***

Friday, 5. March 2010

NY Accident Lawyer Recommends Free Online Resource to “Sketch” an Accident Scene

Read here why you should contact a lawyer if you are in an accident.
Found >>here<<. The ClaimMS-Team strongly recommends to do so!



Free is ALWAYS good in my book! There is a great new FREE resource available to all New York and Pennsylvania car accident victims. AccidentSketch is a online utility that anyone can use to graphically document a car accident. The service is free and doesn’t even require registration!

Why Drawing an Accurate Accident Sketch is Important

Insurance companies, courts and lawyers all require detailed depictions of an accident to successfully resolve claims for compensation. Often there will be disputes about where each car involved in an accident was prior to, during or after the car crash. There may be disputes about the direction of travel for each car. There may be disputes about what car had the right of way at the time of the accident.

Experienced accident lawyers know that working with an accident sketch is a great way for your clients to discuss with you the details of EXACTLY how an accident occurred.

I discovered the existence of the AccidentSketch service through the Lifehacker weblog. I think it is a fantastic tool to ease the process of making an accurate accident report – and it puts the means in the hands of the people who were involved in the crash. AccidentSketch is one of those tools that is essential, once you know it’s out there. More …

Friday, 22. January 2010

Distance-Time-Velocity-Diagrams for professionals

For the professionals in the field of traffic accident analysis we provide a very flexible application to create, calculate and draw Distance-Time-Diagrams including a consideration of the velocity course in order to analyze and reconstruct the traffic accident. This is an online cloud application as well. Further information …

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*** Juergen ***

Friday, 15. January 2010

Nobody is perfect – the translations

We did put a lot of effort into trying to offer the functions of AccidentSketch.com to as many people all over the world as possible.  Sometimes there are very specific words and terms.  It was the matter of human interpreters and no auto translation program to do so.  Nevertheless you may never exclude small mistakes, bugs or even totally wrong terms.  So in case you are finding any kind of impreciseness in your mother tongue of the language version or having some sort of trouble, please let us know about it.  We would be very thankful about every advice and suggestion of improvement. Please leave your response in the comment function in this blog. Thank you very much for your help.

****** Kai  ******

Traffic signs are not always the same

traffic-signsThe current version of AccidentSketch.com has a batch of common default traffic signs. Depending on the language version you will discover slightly differences of the traffic signs of your country to the ones that are available in the program. Some even may differ a lot. Coming up with the next update of AccidentSketch.com we want to localize the traffic signs,  so that you will only see the ones that you actually know of your country. Having said this we are looking forward to hear from you,  in case the traffic signs do differ,  by leaving a response with the comment function in this blog describing to what extent the traffic signs vary. A link showing an example of the right country-specific traffic sign would be very helpful. Thank you very much.

****** Kai  ******

Grid go away!

By going on AccidentSketch.com a grid appears in the background on the drawing area by default. This grid’s only function is due to orientation and estimation purposes in order simplify adding a traffic element. If you have finished your sketch and you are comfortable with it, you should make the grid disappear by clicking the button “Show grid”  so that the check mark goes away. Now by creating the PDF there is no disturbing grid in your sketch.drid off

****** Kai  ******

Wednesday, 6. January 2010

How do I save my drawing?

You might have not noticed yet, but actually every sketch that is created by you is saved automatically. This is why there is no special button to particularly save your sketch. If you have started or already finished your accident depiction all elements of your sketch will be saved after closing your browser. More …

How do I send my accident depiction via e-mail?

The e-mailing function seems to have a lack of transparency which we did not expect. Often we are asked why there is no function for sending a sketch via e-mail. Well, of course you can send your depiction to anyone in an e-mail. To do so, click on the button “Print depiction”. Now a PDF is created with your sketch of the accident. In this PDF you will find a button “Send/e-mail your sketch” on the top right corner. Click on this button and your depiction can be sent as an e-mail to anyone you want it to go to. In some certain languages there is no button (yet). Then use the implemented function of the Adobe Reader for sending the PDF – this leads to the same result. More …

ClaimMS GmbH – Let us introduce ourselves

Well, you know us as the team and operators of Accidentsketch.com. This application is used in a lot of different countries, languages and domains, in order to solve the circumstances and trouble that a traffic accident is causing and to assert your claim. Lawyers, administrations, the police, insurance companies, car rent organizations, adjusters, service providers and leasing companies use the service of the Pro Version of Accidentsketch.com for realtime data gathering and reporting of an accident 24/7  – no matter where you are. Later on, we are going to demonstrate and describe the options of the Accidentsketch.com Pro Version in a comment.

Our core business establishes developments of technical software, particularly with regards to the analysis and reconstruction of traffic accidents. In the past our software was developed as typical desktop applications. Now we are turning our approved solutions into web applications. For the professionals in the field of traffic accident analysis we provide a very flexible application to create, calculate and draw Distance-Time-Diagrams including a consideration of the velocity course in order to analyze and reconstruct the traffic accident. Vary the zoom and scale of the diagrams and print them in every current printing format or transfer them in the DXF-format of CAD-programms. Furthermore the graphic conversion of an analysis of collision is under construction. For the professionals in the field of traffic accident analysis we are offering an online CAD-program with more than 5000 views of vehicles in order to pass the means of Accidentsketch.com and depict professional sketches for court, the police and insurance companies. We are going to report on this in detail later in a comment, too.

In this blog we want to devote ourselves only with Accidentsketch.com. We are getting a lot of feedback in different languages. Unfortunately we cannot answer them all individually, so we want to try to answer the commonly asked questions in this blog. Therefore we hope you understand that you are supposed to communicate in english only in this blog.

We are looking forward to hear from you and hope to get suggestions for further developments with value. We are working on a lot of requests and suggestions of customers and many of them are going to be released already in 2010. In near future you will be able to embed photos and other documents into your claims file and sketch. Also the depiction that you have drawn will not only be accessible from your computer. You can even send your sketch to others who might copy, add or change it. Visit our blog again soon. We will report to all topics.

****** Kai  ******

Tuesday, 5. January 2010

Accidentsketch in 12 languages available

To be completed later …

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