Jennifer A. Brandmaier - Chicago IL, Mark E. Faga - Evanston IL, Robert H. Johnson - Hoffman Estates IL, Daniel Koza - Hinsdale IL, William Loo - Arlington Heights IL, Clint J. Marlow - Barrington IL, Kurt M. Stricker - Northfield IL,
Allstate Insurance Company - Northbrook IL
705 35, 705 4
Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e. g. , a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.