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Saturday August 3rd, 2013

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A Windsor law firm has launched an app to help drivers with unexpected situations on the road, such as accidents.

The Smart Driver App, created by lawyer Monica Pathak and the team at Goldstein DeBiase Manzocco, is designed to fit handy features like traffic cams, gas prices and local weather, into a smartphone app that primarily helps drivers get through difficult emergency situations on the road — including capturing evidence after a collision.

“The Smart Driver App will keep you moving safely here and across the border. And if the worst happens, the app has features that will help you in case of any type of accident or emergency situation”, says Pathak who added that downloads for the app have soared since its launch on Wednesday. The app’s website even slowed to a halt when Pathak says the app went viral.

The app gives the user one touch access to the police, taxi and tow trucks for road side assistance, a GPS feature to the nearest hospital or walk-in clinic, medical and emergency contact information to share with first responders and the ability to take pictures and record witness statements at an accident scene.

“We’ve put a lot of time and thought into creating this app and we’re giving it away for free as a public service to everyone in our community who has a set of car keys”, explained Pathak.

Pathak added that the app could be an important public service in helping people deal with car accidents, which often see injuries, high stress, and inadvertent mistakes.

“After an accident, people often face an uphill battle, even with their own insurance company. Getting the evidence right away is critical”.

The app is available for both Android and iOS users. Find out more information on the Smart Driver App website.

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