When it comes to any lawsuit, the party with the most evidence to support their claim has the power. Any evidence showing who was at fault can be helpful in a lawsuit. However, many drivers are uncertain as to whether you can use certain types of evidence in a personal injury lawsuit. BJE Law is here to answer your questions about dashcam footage and its utility in auto accident cases.
Video evidence can be used heavily in favor of either party in an auto accident case, since they generally show what happened before, during, and after an accident. This information can often prove very useful in an auto accident case. Video evidence is much stronger than eyewitness testimony, and could be the difference between a dismissal and a big payout in court.
However, if the primary events of the accident can’t be seen due to the placement of the camera or low-quality footage, the footage is useless. In Florida, your dashcam isn’t legally allowed to record audio either, meaning it may provide less evidence in some cases.
If you’re really concerned about your security in the event of an accident, there are several things you can do. Mounting more than one dash cam will lower the likelihood of the accident taking place outside the view of a camera. While this is a much larger investment, those that spend a lot of time on the road may benefit from it. Investing in a high-quality camera can also improve the chances of the accident being captured in detail. For those that can afford the extra money spent, dash cams may be very beneficial in the event of an auto accident.
The best thing you can do in the event of an auto accident is to take note of what was happening before, during, and after the accident, Get all necessary information from the other drivers involved, give all information to the authorities, and contact BJE Law P.A. as soon as possible. Our team of highly qualified legal professionals can work with you to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today, and let us help you get the compensation you are owed.