As dashboard-mounted cameras—also known as dash cams—become more widely available, you may be wondering whether to install one in your vehicle. Dash cam footage may help you in your car accident case.
How many times have you wished that you had a camera ready to capture an extraordinary moment? If you have ever been in an auto accident and had to deal with the resulting insurance claim—or lawsuit—you know that having video evidence of events before and after an accident can come in handy.
Here are four ways dash cam footage may help your insurance claim or lawsuit.
It Can Show What Really Happened in Your Accident
Conflicting stories are common after a car accident, so it can be beneficial to have video evidence to back up your version of events. It is possible that you might get lucky and have many witnesses agree to help you after a crash, but you can’t always rely on others.
Even if there are witnesses, you might be too injured to speak to them and get their contact information. Having dash cam footage of your accident can corroborate how you remember events unfolding.
It Shows Reckless Driving Before Your Accident
How you and the other were driving prior to your accident can be used to demonstrate recklessness and negligence. If you have a dash cam installed, you can capture any sudden or dangerous maneuvers that may have caused your accident.
You may also want to consider installing a rear-view camera in case your get into a rear-end accident.
Insurance fraud is also a major concern for Florida drivers. Another driver may intentionally hit you or try to get you to rear-end them so they can get money from an insurance claim. If you have dash cam footage, you can protect yourself from fraud.
It Can Capture Vehicle Information in a Hit-and-Run Accident
Hit-and-run accidents can be devastating if you don’t have uninsured motorist insurance. In severe accidents, you can sue the other driver’s insurance to cover any expenses that exceed your coverage.
If you are a victim of a hit-and-run accident, your dash cam may save you from having to pay for your medical care and property damage out of your own pocket.
It Can Demonstrate Your Good Driving Habits
After you are in an accident, the driver of the other car may claim that you were driving erratically. If this is not true, it can help your case to contradict their claim with video evidence. Furthermore, your driving habits can establish that you are a careful driver and follow the rules of the road.
Have Dash Cam Footage of Your Accident? Let’s Talk.
Do you have footage of your car accident? Get in touch with the attorneys at Pacin Levine, P.A., today. We are here to guide you from the start of your insurance claim and through a lawsuit if that is the best course of action.
Are you ready to pursue your case? Contact us today and set up an appointment to speak to an attorney. Call us at 1-800-24-7-CRASH or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.