3 Ways Dash Cam Footage Can Help Your Car Accident Claim

Lever & Ecker, PLLC September 14, 2023 Car Accidents

Suffering injuries in a car accident can be highly stressful for victims, as they try to understand not only the extent of their injuries but also the options they have to pursue legal action for their losses. While several types of evidence can help support your car accident claim, dash cam footage can be highly beneficial, and can unequivocally demonstrate  who is responsible for the crash.

At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, our New York personal injury lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience helping clients understand who may be held liable after a car accident. Our legal professionals are dedicated to helping clients pursue justice and can help them collect the necessary evidence that will fully support their claims. Dash cam footage can be critically helpful in proving liability and helping victims get the justice they are owed.

How Can Dash Cam Footage Support Your Car Accident Claim?

Car Accidents often occur when they are least expected. As a result, victims are often left unsure of what steps to take to ensure they get the justice they are owed for their injuries. One of the most important steps in any personal injury claim is to collect the evidence that will help support your claim. 

Again, dash cam footage can be highly beneficial when filing a car accident claim. Some of the ways this type of evidence can help you get the full compensation you deserve include:

1. Proving Liability

Dash cam footage can be used to prove that the other driver (or drivers) was at fault for the crash. This evidence can help in your pursuit of the financial compensation you deserve for any injuries or property damage you sustained. Additionally, if you were injured in a hit-and-run, the dash cam footage will hopefully identify the vehicle, including its make, model, and license plate number, as it drove off.

2. Preventing Insurance Fraud

Some motorists will intentionally cause a car accident and attempt to place the blame on the other driver as part of an effort at insurance fraud. Motorists who do this will cause accidents that the innocent target will have difficulty proving was not their fault. Having a dash cam in your vehicle will record the accident, helping prevent scammers from successfully committing insurance fraud.

3. Protecting Your Vehicle if It Is Damaged While Parked

With many types of dash cams, motion detectors will begin recording when it senses movement near your vehicle. This feature will record someone hitting your car while it is parked, to preserve the necessary information to establish liability against the other driver. 

Given these many benefits of having a dash cam, purchasing one is certainly encouraged, as it will strengthen your claim and help you obtain the justice you deserve for your injuries and/or property damage. 

Can You Collect Damages for Your Car Accident Claim?

Once your dash cam hopefully demonstrates the fault of the other driver or drivers, you can turn your attention to demonstrating the extent of your injuries and other damages, and your entitlement to these damages. The damages you may be eligible to collect include the following:

  • Pain and suffering, including surgeries and other treatment (past and future)
  • Lost wages and income (past and future)
  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage

To learn more about how a dash cam can help with your car accident claim, contact a trusted lawyer today.

Get Help Building Your Car Accident Claim With a Trusted Lawyer Today

The personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are dedicated to fully pursuing clients’ claims to help them secure the justice they deserve after being injured in a car accident. We have over 65 years of combined experience representing clients, including through the use of more recent technology such as dash cams. We are prepared to go to trial if necessary for your case.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York car accident lawyers, call (718) 933-3632 to reach our Bronx office or (914) 288-9191 for our White Plains office. You can also reach us by filling out our contact form.

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