Locus-in-Motion (LIM)

Maximising compensation for road traffic accidents

In addition to conventional Locus Reports, Photofile now offers revolutionary new ‘Locus-in-Motion’ services.

Locus-in-Motion (LIM) ‘Classic’

Established in 2013, this product takes locus reporting to a new level and has proven extremely effective for clients who have suffered a road traffic accident.

Using state of the art technology, this system allows the viewer to ‘drive’ the relevant routes to the accident zone, putting them right at the scene. Our bespoke report simultaneously co-ordinates the footage with the position of the vehicle, providing mapping information inclusive of the distance to the collision point as it approaches the accident zone.

Proving effective in difficult locations such as motorways, urban clearways, narrow lanes and bridges, the benefits of our award winning product are;

  • all parties’ approach routes covered
  • synchronised mapping information
  • perception of speed at which footage is taken
  • countdown to accident zone
  • print from screen facility
  • slow-motion and pause facilities
  • greater likelihood of recovering fees

LIM ‘Classic’ offers the additional advantage of creating your own bespoke paper report by printing copies of any salient features from any distance, tailoring it to your requirements.

Locus-in-Motion (LIM) ‘2nd Generation’

Further enhancing Photofile’s LIM ‘Classic’, this product keeps us ‘streets ahead’. Incorporating;

  • an image gallery
  • a digital format of our paper locus report including all the original features
  • moving footage and GPS tracking

Already establishing itself as a popular development, this product is proving an integral part of the road traffic claims industry.

Both versions of LIM are presented on a Photofile USB, containing both the report and a tutorial explaining the various features and functions.  All details can be found on our instruction forms or alternatively call 01285 658 111 for assistance.


  • I require a locus report to be taken at a specific time of day, can you organise this?

    Yes, at Photofile we always aim to replicate the accident conditions as much as possible. Time of day is often taken into account, as is lighting so if you have any specific enquiries, please notify us at point of instruction or call us on 01285 658 111 to discuss.

  • I require a locus report to reflect certain weather conditions, can this be organised?

    Although we are unable to control the weather, we are always keen to match as many conditions as possible. Please notify us of the weather conditions for the index accident and we can then schedule our filming accordingly. We do advise that this can sometimes cause a delay in filming, however Photofile will ensure that you are kept up to date throughout.

  • Can footage be taken at any speed?

    We understand the importance of reflecting as many of the accident conditions as possible within our footage and where possible within legal limitations, we can capture footage at the requested speed.

  • How are the different parties views represented?

    All elements of the Locus and Locus-in-Motion Reporting are constructed based on fact and from the information provided to us at point of instruction. Claimant, defendant and witness views can be captured and the way they are provided to you is product specific;

    • For our paper based Locus Reports we will provide printed photographs, with annotation of the route corresponding with a sketch plan.
    • For Locus-in-Motion ‘Classic’ we capture all required views, as well as GPS mapping throughout the route, displayed with labels to indicate which parties view you are watching.
    • For Locus-in-Motion ‘2nd Generation’ we provide the labelled footage, GPS mapping of our ‘Classic’ product along with the option to view a digital version of our Locus Report.

    We always aim to make it very clear to all instructing parties that the Locus products offered by Photofile are in no way accident reconstructions.  However, we are always keen to match as many details as possible, providing you with a factually efficient report.

General FAQs

  • What is the best way of instructing Photofile?

    You can instruct us via our website where you can also find all the relevant forms or alternatively you can phone us on 01285 658 111, fax us on 01285 658 108 or instruct us by letter to Photofile Ltd, Globe House, Love Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YG.

  • Do you offer coverage of all areas within the UK?

    Simply, yes. Photofile have a nationwide coverage of photographers, videographers, medical experts and rehabilitation therapists. If you have a specific requirement for an individual party to be instructed let us know and Photofile are always happy to assist in any way we can.

  • Do you offer any alternative appointments to the standard weekday times?

    Yes, at Photofile we pride ourselves on the level of client care we are able to give and scheduling mutually convenient appointments for any of our services is a crucial part of this.

  • What does my client need to take with them to their appointment?

    Dependant on which service you have instructed us for, there may be some variants in the documentation required but this is always discussed with your client prior to their appointment. As a rule, we always advise a form of photographic identification will suffice.

  • Do Photofile offer deferred payment terms?

    Subject to the number of instructions received we can offer various payment plans to accommodate your needs. To discuss these, please call 01285 658 111.


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